Profession art handler
Art handlers are trained individuals who work directly with objects in museums and art galleries. They work in coordination with exhibition registrars, collection managers, conservator-restorers and curators, among others, to ensure that objects are safely handled and cared for. Often they are responsible for packing and unpacking art, installing and deinstalling art in exhibitions, and moving art around the museum and storage spaces.
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- Advise on art handling
Advise and instruct other museum professionals and technicians on how to manipulate, move, store and present artifacts, according to their physical characteristics.
- Deliver correspondence
Distribute mail correspondence, newspapers, packages and private messages to customers.
- Handle art
Work directly with objects in museums and art galleries, in coordination with other museum professionals, to ensure that artworks are safely handled, packed, stored and cared for.
- Assess object condition
Work together with the collection manager or restorer, to evaluate and document the condition of a museum object for a loan or an exhibition.
- Ensure safety of exhibition
Ensure safety of exhibition environment and of artefacts by applying safety devices.
- Supervise artefact movement
Supervise any movement of museum artefacts and ensure their security.