Crate, Crate Preparation, and Packing Materials Questionnaire Report

October 27, 2021

Crate, Crate Preparation, and Packing Materials Questionnaire Report

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Crate constructed by Case Fine Art Crating Inc.

In the summer of 2021, IPI distributed an online questionnaire about crate, crate preparation, and packing materials used by collecting institutions to transport paper-based objects. The questionnaire was posted to the American Institute for Conservation’s Global Conservation Forum and Member Community distribution lists in June and via this quarterly newsletter in July. Seventy-six professionals from Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America completed the questionnaire, and the results are summarized in this report. This initiative is part of a three-year research project, Cost-Efficient and Environmentally Responsible Preservation Methods for Preparing Paper-based Objects for Transit and Display, where IPI’s team is collating data to inform material selection and to support the preparation of laboratory experiments that will compare crate and packing materials performance under changing environmental conditions.

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