Assessing location: Before any work can begin, our Technical Manager must confirm what part of the building the objects are currently placed and whether it is easily accessible. They must work out how the objects can be removed from its current position.
Knowing what existing lighting is available in each room is incredibly important when deciding how any item or collection is moved. In many cases, additional conversation lighting is required to ensure the safe movement of the works.
Destination: It may sound obvious, but a large part of our technician’s role is to assess where the objects are being moved to. The final location can affect the quote of the project, the timescale, the number of staff and crate preparation.
Bespoke crating and packaging: Are the objects staying in the museum, or are they being transported to another site locally or oversees? If they are staying in the museum, the technicians must determine whether they are being placed in short-term or long-term storage, as each option requires a different method of packing and conservation. Careful planning and precise handling is vital, with the safety of the work being paramount.
Timescale: Efficient planning to ensure work is completed by a specific deadline is of great importance to our team and the museum. Possible challenges which may occur during a project must be taken into consideration. Completing a project on time is also crucial to developing a strong and long-lasting relationship with our clients.