In August the Collections team was privileged to attend Courier training at The Engine Shed in Stirling. Provided by National Museums of Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland, they got involved in a full day of learning about the ins and outs of couriering. It can take place in so many ways – from personally moving artwork and objects by car, to accompanying important items to museums in other countries for display. There was also a real-life demonstration of how fine art transporters Constantine would pack up an air freight pallet for flying artwork across the world.
As GHAT displays work across nearly 40 NHS Grampian venues, this training was incredibly valuable for managing the movement of artwork and being able to remain flexible when planning transport and installs.
Thank you to NMS, HES for organising and The Engine Shed for hosting, the team had a great and informative day.
We also say goodbye to Amy, who has completed her placement at GHAT as part of the University of Aberdeen Museum Studies MA course. You can read more about her time at GHAT here.