I think we can all agree that shipping a box full of fragile glass objects can produce a little anxiety. Unsurprisingly, the collections and conservation departments at The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) are often contacted with questions about packing and shipping glass. Conservation relies heavily on the advice of the preparators, experts with years of experience moving and shipping glass safely. Their genius has always been apparent to those of us working behind the scenes at the Museum, but now the secret is out.
CMoG preparators and digital teams combined forces to create a series of helpful videos on packing glass https://www.cmog.org/article/how-to-pack-glass. In these videos, the work of the Preparator Team* is highlighted so skillfully by the Digital Team** that packing a box of glass seems almost relaxing.
We as conservators are trained to appreciate excellence in craft, so I hope you will enjoy these videos and share them generously with colleagues and friends. These are the beginnings of a series of videos and live streams from behind the scenes at CMoG. Please stay tuned for more!
*Thomas Oberg, Lindsay Milano, David Kuentz, Stephen Hazlett, Robin Adornato and Warren Bunn
** Mandy Kritzeck, Brad Patocka, and Erikh Vargo
Soft Packing Glass for Shipping/Box-Within-a-Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSN7WRFcG9o
Foam Cavity Packing Glass for Shipping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M5xZ_9YPns
Specialty & Custom Packing Glass for Shipping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rDUeR7H8Kk