Arts (Fine) Packer: Packs fine arts, determining packaging and special handling procedures to ensure the safe shipping and storing of art objects, scientific specimens, and historic artifacts. Talks with curatorial personnel regarding status of museum projects and proposed shipping or transfer dates of exhibitions. Creates methods and procedures for packing or containerization of art objects, according to weight and characteristics of shipment. Picks protective or preservative materials, such as excelsior, chemical agents, or moisture-proof wrapping, to protect shipment against vibration, moisture, impact, or other hazards. Shapes and contours internal support modules, based on size and type of paintings, sculptures, bronzes, glass, and other art objects. Directs workers engaged in moving art objects from receiving or storage areas to galleries of museum, in packing shipments, or in rigging sculptures for installation of exhibition. Inspects incoming shipment to detect damages for insurance purposes. Keeps records and documents of incoming and outgoing shipments, or location of traveling exhibitions and loan materials. Prepares and attaches written or pictorial instructions for unpacking, storage, or for exhibition of contents of shipment. May design special crates, modules, brackets, and traveling frames to meet insurance and museum shipping specifications. May specify type of carrier, such as barge, train, or messenger, according to cost considerations and nature of shipment. [-] Less
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