PRIORITIES • Phase 1 o Raising everything up off the floor  Temporary shelf storage for larger works  Bin storage

for smaller works o Priliminary Database work  Enter all the images  Identify works & match with ADA purchase • Phase 2 o Get Vendor Quotes o Fitting out new storage area  HVAC unit with Temperature & Humidity Control that is alarmed & sends notice to Storage Manager. It will need a back up power source  Fire suppression system for fine art storage areas  Storm windows & UV blocking window covers  Shelving & Racks Phase 3 o Inventory Collection  Photograph • Front • Verso • Signatures & labels  Accurate measurement o Collection Condition Assessment o Locating all artwork within the new storage area o Housing sculptures & objects Phase 4 o Database development & data entry


For Database: MAC 15” 2.3 GHz Apple 2TB external Backup FilemakerPro12 Adobe Photoshop • I have a non-relatinal database I will be using to archive the photos & information for the artwork. I will ask for a quote from the FilemakerPro developer at MacSpec Inc. for an English & Arabic Collections Management System. She can build the database to use for the artwork & collectibles that are housed in the other storage areas. You don’t need this immediately so I will get it to you ASAP.


It is also important that they should not sit directly on the ShelvingDirect. Keeping paintings & drawings orientated the way they should hang on the wall is very important to prevent damage from stretcher bars. Box: 266 Location: Abu Dhabi Phone: 02-6275899 Fax: 02-6268478 E-Mail: Homepage: www. Below is a shelving supplier in Abu Dhabi & an example of the type of shelving needed. I think three bays of shelving will be sufficient for the larger paintings.2. If necessary we can add to the unit at a later date.Commercial & Industrial . For a short term solution I recommend that industrial shelving be purchased as soon as possible so we can create a bin system to get the paintings upright & off the floor.bagroup. BIN AWEIDHA EST Shelving .O.

coroplast (polypropylene corrugated plastic) .971-4-880-4700 o 1 large roll of 5 mil plastic We will have to order archival supplies from this company for housing some of the collection in the new storage space.Twin Walls 050-151-6250 o This product comes in 8 ft x 4 ft sheets and is an inert material.Orchid Paper Trading (http://www. Gaylord Brothers .com. http://www.ozclips. I don’t think you need any of this right now.2982).ibsflightcases. Foam Products .3. or http://www.masterpak-usa. I will explain why & where they are needed below the product. • • • • • • • . Kangaroo Plastics . o 10 planks – 8 ft.htm o I don’t think we will need these just yet but they are good hardware to put on larger paintings that need to be put in traveling cases and are good for hanging hardware.Maxium (um al Quain) 055-694-2601 o 300 cardboard sheets – 8 ft x 4 ft  This will be to put between the paintings in the bins & bin boxes o Bin Boxes (50 boxes) 4ft x 3ft Height 4ft . It is good to put between bins and bugs don’t like to eat it like they do cardboard planks. You don’t need any of this right now but maybe after the move. You can use these boxes to put the smaller artwork with cardboard separating the artwork.html).com/cat_304_ozclip.opt.IBS Flightcases LLC(PO Box 38365. Cardboard & Bin Boxes.gaylord. Also good for packing artwork. Good for covering up stuff in case there is a leak. 1 roll of the ½ inch.Plastic Sheeting & Poly Bags . • Etha-Foam -(jiffy-foam) . Al Quoz Industrial Area 1.4. duty with open handles on the side. This is a general supply list for the storage area of products that can be purchased in the UAD.339. x 4 ft – 1inch planks. 1 roll of the ¼ inch. Maybe after the move. Dubai – UAE.  This product will be needed to pad out the sides and bottom of the shelving unit for shock absorption. Tyvek .International Foam Al Quoz o They have foam that is good for housing artwork. I recommend that these products be available in your storage facility. o 1 Roll  This is a soft cloth sheeting that is not abrasive and can be wrapped around sculptures and used to line storage boxes for smaller artworks.

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. You can probably find them here. If you decide to use the cardboard bins for small artwork then we will put dollies under the boxes to keep them off the floor. The sculptures can be placed directly on the solid dollies with ethafoam padding. The open dollies are good to put under crates for easy movement around the storage area and to keep the crates off the floor. It is even better if they have a locking mechanism. Dollies .4.20 – 30 pieces. Just make sure they are heavy duty and larger and stronger wheels are much better.

Plastic Pallets (10 pieces) Good for getting things like crates. . sculptures & bin boxes up off the floor.5.

6. 10 – 15 pieces .We can use these trolleys to put the smaller works in or the cardboard bin boxes with the 4 wheel dollies. Just the small and medium size paintings can go in here. We will have to put ethafoam on the bottom and cardboard to separate the artwork. . It is up to you what you prefer and how much money you want to spend.

we put five-inch wheels on all the painting carts we had at that time. but there were still some problems that needed attention. we didn't think the wheels needed to be very large. Make sure they get heavy duty castors with a locking mechanism. Large paintings can be too heavy to move without the assistance of a good cart. I know that seems like a simple thing. but at the time we were designing it. maybe you've got that catalogue. That was the first thing to go. Plus. So where does one find a good painting cart? Can you look in your latest catalogue for the newest up-to-date model with rubber bumpers and large wheels? Well. And forget about the idea of hand carrying a small painting up stairs. to completely redesign the painting cart from the platform up. moving more than one painting at a time. So the next cart we had made we remembered handles. If you have carpenters then they could easily build these carts to place the larger works on to get them up off the floor and to move them from one storage area to the other. Several things that seemed important at the time got eliminated. So now that we had a better understanding of what we wanted and didn't want. that just never came up. We started with a basic design. but lacking in several things. hand carrying a painting isn't practical. there's additional risk from carrying the painting great distances. This was an improvement. Small paintings that can be carried by hand are susceptible to damage from excessive handling. This became important as our exhibition schedule increased. What we needed was a cart that could be used to move more than one painting at a time. We decided that five-inch wheels would be the standard for all our painting carts and the handles should be placed low to help with lifting. It annoyed them. Before moving on to the next design. we've had custom-made. gravity will prevail. Small though it may be. like handles. It's just too risky. like handles and five-inch wheels. This L-shaped cart allowed us to move only one painting at a time. too. stationary wall to lean the paintings against when it was moved. Painting Carts (At Least 4) • If you have art you need art carts. The carpet should be soft and not too thick.7. Looking at the cart from its side it looked like an L with wheels on the bottom. We found this design to be adequate. The Evolution of a Painting Cart by Richard Hinson When moving a painting of any size from one place to another it helps to have a specially designed cart to safely get the painting to its destination. four wheels and a platform with a solid. The new design would . when your museum spans the distance of several city blocks. It seems that if you put a really large. and failed. Wrong. Below is a tutorial about painting carts and a diagram to build them. Every painting cart we use here at the museum. like a beeper that sounds when we are wheeling the cart through the museum. We decided on a radical move. heavy painting on a seemingly welldesigned painting cart no matter how much confidence you have in yourself. The wheels we chose weren't as confident in our abilities as we were. but I've never seen any place where a good painting cart can be found. One was that we had so much confidence in ourselves and our ability to design a well-made painting cart that we forgot about gravity. Since all the floors in the galleries were terrazzo and very smooth. The beeper alerted everyone where we were. we wanted a cart that would be a multi-tasker.

The carts we now have fabricated can be used to move all two-dimensional framed objects no matter how large or thick. The carpet is attached to the wood of the carts by contact cement. We cover the entire surface with carpet. and it would no longer be a solid piece. the up-right part of the L) in the center of the platform. we have had only minor peeling of the carpet and no serious accidents to our collection from equipment failure. We have even used them to move chairs and medium-sized objects for some of our decorative arts exhibitions. In the ten years we have been using this design. leaned against the rack on either side or through the middle leaning against each other. The first way we could move two large paintings. This way paintings could be carried two ways on the cart. it would be taller. There has never been a time when not having brakes has been a problem. Some older designs got modifications and others were discarded. The drawings don't consider wooden materials. We don't use anything fancy. Standard 1" X 4". (The new cart would look like an upside down T).place the rack. 2" X 4" and 3/4" plywood is all we use for the manufacture of these carts. A few extra days of drying time is needed to dissipate the off gassing from the contact cement. See the drawings with this article to get plans for painting carts of your very own. that's what we called it. Some of our carts have wheels with brakes and others don't. . one on either side of the cart. the latter way we could move many small paintings by placing them between the uprights of the rack. After several more attempts at cart design we finally came up with a good cart that holds any sized painting.

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