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Clara Richardson <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 11 May 2011 09:31:00 -0500
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Hi Gretchen - congratulations!

Here is what I have learned in the last few months that might help:

As Linda says - plexi! (John Cody has a horror story about glass breaking
and ripping the art in transit.)

Have you stood all the pieces up next to each other and considered whether
it hangs together as a show? To look professional it needs some sort of
coherence as a statement. Find it, whatever it is. You might find that
changing a couple of your treatments would help.

And for overseas (my brother shipped a bunch of his art, unframed, to Paris
recently) - consider that it might get hung up in customs on the way out and
see what you can do to avoid that. Also how to minimize the VAT.

The crate - I am not much help to you, I used a local Chicago company and it
was domestic anyway. They wrapped each piece in soft cardboard that bends
like paper in one direction. And then they put everything into a big open
crate with paper stuffing.

Question - will inbound customs open the crate and look at everything?

Good luck!

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:39 AM, gretchen halpert <
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> I've searched the archives, read Bruce Bartrug's article, and had my own
> experience sending a piece or two overseas for a group show.
> Now I am looking into the logistics of mounting a solo show overseas and am
> looking for advice.

Clara Richardson
Associate, Zoology Dept.
The Field Museum
Chicago, IL  60605

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