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Subject: Couriers

Couriers

From: Sharon Manitta <manittas>
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2003
Kate Woollett <katew [at] artgallery__wa__gov__au> writes

>Here at the Art Gallery of Western Australia conservation staff are
>currently reviewing procedures for couriering works of art
>interstate and overseas.  We are interested in what policies other
>institutions have instigated, what training couriers receive and
>which staff members travel with the works (i.e. is it always a
>conservator?).  We would like to hear from other institutions as we
>are trying to establish what is the current practice out there in
>the real world.

The National Museum Directors' Conference in the United Kingdom has
produced a booklet that may be useful:

Loans Between National and Non-national Museums
    <URL:http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/
        images/publications/loans_standards_guidelines.pdf>

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Sharon Manitta
Textile Conservator


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