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Art Handling Training (3-days)

4th February 2020 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Who is it for?

This 3-day course is aimed at Museum and Gallery Art Handlers and Technicians based in the South West


When is this training?

Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Thursday 6th February 2020 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm daily


What will the course focus on?

  • Working environment and planning
  • Hardware and Equipment
  • Moving artworks (uncased and cased)
  • Packing, soft wraps, travel frames, crates (including preparing works out for loan out)
  • Installation, two-dimensional and three-dimensional works
  • Installation files
  • Packing notes
  • Exhibition procedures
  • Storing artworks


The three days consist of theory and practise, all three days must be attended.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand methods for handling and moving artworks
  • Know how to prepare your working environment to work efficiently, in an organised way
  • Be able to pack and store artworks to Tate standard


Who is the Trainer?

Isabel Pina Ferreira, Senior Art Handling Principal Technician, Tate


Training day plan

Tuesday 10.30-12.30 Planning, Handling, Moving Theory
Lunch Provided by Tate St Ives
2.00-4.00 Practical session of all the above
Wednesday 10.30-12.30 Packing, Installation and Installation Files Theory
Lunch Provided by Tate St Ives
2.00-4.00 Practical session of all the above
Thursday 10.30-12.30 Packing Notes, Exhibition Procedures, Storing Artworks
Lunch Provided by Tate St Ives
2.00-4.00 Practical session of all the above


How do I book a place?

Places must be booked in advance and are limited to 2 per Gallery/Museum. Only 12 places are available. Register online by clicking the link below, or please send an email info@cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk or tel: 01209 700750 for more information.



For directions to Tate St Ives, please click this link www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives – head to the Barnoon staff entrance, rear of the gallery through the car park and press the intercom to gain entrance.


This training day has been provided by Cornwall Museums Partnership and the South West Museum Development Porgramme. It has been funded by Arts Council England through Museum Development and the Major Partner Museums programmes.



4th February 2020
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Tate St Ives Porthmeor Beach St Ives, TR26 1TG United Kingdom
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