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Art and Artwork Crating

Over the course of the years since its establishment in 1978, MSS has provided a variety of museum quality art crating services to a broad spectrum of diverse clients. Not only do we offer expert relocation support and logistics installation services, but we also provide flexible, certified, custom engineered crating and artwork packaging on demand.

Recently, our services were employed by a local art collector to prepare his collection of private art for interstate transport.

Challenge
Our technicians were tasked with packing the high value art collection from a company corporate suite and then preparing it for transportation and crating from MD to western PA.

Planning
With just a three-day lead time, MSS Precision Crating provided over 55 museum quality crates for artwork that included bronze statuary, woven tapestries, oil on canvas paintings and crystal glass. The delicacy of the artwork required the use non-off gassing materials for all interior surfaces. After shipment, the collection was to be stored in a climate controlled storage facility in PA so it could be used for future purposes.

Process
The meticulous crating process involved using specialized methods and packing materials to ensure that the integrity of the artwork would not be compromised, both during transit and long-term storage. All interior crate surfaces were lined with an inert non-off gassing material, and each contact point was buffered with strata cell foam and volora cushioning materials. Every component of the crate exterior was fabricated to withstand all shipping stresses.

Results
MSS executed the crating process with minimal impact to activity in the corporate suite, which was critical for the business to maintain its operations. We then successfully and safely delivered the valuable artwork to its destination in western PA. The artwork was stored with no damage incurred, and a large portion of it was given to a U.S. university as a charitable contribution.

To learn more about our artwork crating, museum quality crating, and packaging services in PA, MD and nationwide, please contact us.



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