Art Handling and Installation

10 Aug 2015 – 12 Aug 2015

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10:00 - 16:00 Daily

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Chelsea College of Arts

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 2, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 185, 436
  • Tube: Pimlico, Vauxhall
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On this course we'll take you through the dos and don'ts of packing, moving and installing art, and get you crating works yourself.


This course is designed for those working in museums and galleries, including front-of-house staff who are often asked to help with art handling and installation. It'll also appeal to artists and students exploring an area of interest.

On this stimulating course, we'll show you how to use a range of hanging systems. You'll prepare several paintings for hanging and, crucially, learn how to avoid damaging frames and canvases. We'll also guide you through the maths of spacing and measuring up, and familiarise you with filling in forms including loan agreements and condition and facilities reports. Expect to handle, hang and install using a variety of tools and fixing methods.

At the course's end, you will have the confidence and skills to hang a small exhibition. You'll know how to avoid causing damage to canvases and be aware of the correct procedures for packing, moving and installing art works.

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