Helpful Resources

Primary Packing and Mount-making

CCI Technical Bulletin 14 — Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic Sheet by Carl Schlichting. ISBN 0-662-61042-3

Mount-making for Museum Objects, Second Edition by Robert Barclay, André Bergeron, and Carole Dignard.
ISBN 0-662-18843-0

Cushion Design

Corner Pads for Double Case Packages — Quickly make high-performance corner pads using a simple table. Available on the CCI Web site.

PadCAD. A 30-day trial version of PadCAD, a computer program, can be downloaded from the CCI Website.

Packing and Transport of Paintings

Art in Transit: Studies in the Transport of Paintings, edited by M.F. Mecklenburg (Preprints for the International Conference on the Packing and Transportation of Paintings , London UK). Available in electronic format (pdf file) by request.

CCI Notes 10/10Backing Boards for Paintings on Canvas.

CCI Notes 10/15Paintings: Considerations Prior to Travel.

CCI Notes 10/16Wrapping a Painting.

Links of Interest

APA, the Engineered Wood Association — an informative materials handling guide that includes practical information and step-by-step instructions for making large wooden shipping containers.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency — regulations for wood products.

Packing, Art handling & Crating Information Network (PACIN) — information on crating and packing, material lists, publications.

Wooden crates and crating standards.

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