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Packing and Crating for Museum Facility Relocation

Packing and Crating for Museum Facility Relocation

Art + Collectibles, Museums + Galleries
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A Trusted Partner in Museum Historic Artifact Packaging and Crating

Embarking on the monumental task of relocating historical treasures from the National Museum of the United States Navy and the Cold War Gallery in Washington, DC, McCollister’s Transportation sought our artifact packaging and custom crating expertise for museum facility moving and storage. As a leading crating company, we specialize in delivering custom solutions to protect the invaluable items that commemorate the Navy’s wartime heroes, battles, and peacetime contributions from the country’s founding to the present day.



The Navy Department is embarking on an exciting venture – designing a new museum with enhanced public accessibility. Irreplaceable artifacts require meticulous packaging for protection during the moving and storage process.



We seamlessly navigated the distinctive logistical challenges within an active military base, aware that our commitment to delivering excellence in every aspect of our services required a team of trusted and reliable specialists who had undergone rigorous vetting and background checks. The artifacts we handled were diverse, ranging from 18th-century wooden ship wheels and Bow Ornaments to 20th-century equipment such as submarine periscopes, torpedoes, vehicles, landing craft, and a C4 Trident Missile. Each piece demanded its own specialized packaging scenario, materials, and procedures.



First, through careful consultation with museum curator staff, we gained a comprehensive understanding of the unique requirements of each artifact. This enabled us to provide bespoke custom crating and packaging solutions for each item. A tailored approach combined a mix of soft packaging, palletizing, solid plywood crating, and expert handling. We proudly met all project deadlines. As a result of our execution, every transported item arrived safely and damage-free.

To view more photos of the artifacts we provided custom crating services for, head to the National Museum of the US Navy’s Flikr.

Choose Precision Packaging and Crating

As a leading custom crating and packaging company, we extend our services to major metro areas, including Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, DC.

Our expertise encompasses artifact packaging and crating for museum moving and storage, custom wood crates, and specialized crating and soft packaging services. Trust us to safeguard your historical treasures with precision and care.


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Custom crating and packaging for museum moving and storage