International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Packing and Crating Basics

Packing and Crating Basics

Webinar / Séminaire en ligne
Organizing institution(s): Connecting to Collections Care Online Community C2CC
United States
Event start date: 12-12-2018
Event end date:

Join us December 12th for our final free webinar of the year, Packing and Crating Basics,

2:00-3:30 EST.

Whether you are packing your objects for storage or for transit, a knowledge of basic methods and materials can help your solution provide the best environment for your objects. How do you determine what materials to use in your travelling crate or storage solution? What is the best way to ensure that your object travels safely when in transit? This Packing and Crating Basics Webinar will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other objects for transport. The most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects will be discussed, and examples will be given, with a focus on establishing a common vocabulary as well as utilizing industry-accepted materials and methods. An overview of brace packing and cavity packing for sculptures will be reviewed, as well as common solutions for flatworks and paintings, such as travel frames, shadow boxes, and trays. While every object may be unique, understanding industry standards for packing and crating can provide a framework with which to tackle any tricky packing problem. Knowing the right questions to ask using the appropriate vocabulary can help ensure that whether you are hiring a professional, or doing it yourself, you are meeting the needs of your collection and the objects in it.

M. Susan Barger, PhD, Fellow-AIC

Connecting to Collections Care Coordinator

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for their valuable collections. All content in the C2C Care Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE. This service is a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Link with the relevant information: C2CC website