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Soft-Packing Workshop

2020 MAA Spring Conference

Museum Collaborations: Synergies at Work

Monday, March 23, 2020
Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix AZ

Soft-packing involves preparing an object for transit or storage with appropriate protection for the object, but without the means of a hard-shell framework, like a case.   It covers a range of methods, from simple wrapping the object with material like bubble wrap or a blanket to cushion and protect it from shock and abrasion;, to providing a light-weight shell, like a cardboard box; to constructing a structural framework to support the object on a pallet.

At this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to soft-pack objects so they arrive at their destination safely. The first half of the workshop will focus on demonstrating a variety of packing techniques. In the second half of the workshop, participants will get hands-on practice packing a variety of objects utilizing these methods.

Appropriate for all skill levels.

Led by  Doug Oland (Chief Preparator, Phoenix Art Museum), Pat Evans (Registrar, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Lalee Bond (Collections Assistant, Pueblo Grande Museum).

There is an additional $10 fee for materials for this workshop.

Workshop support provided by Hollinger Metal Edge and  Arizona Box & Container Inc.


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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