Crating and Packing

Crating and Packing

Maquette offers a range of crating options and custom packing solutions to meet clients' budgetary and conservation requirements.

CUSTOM DESIGNED AND CRAFTED CRATES

A STYLE CRATE

Suitable for: Domestic & International shipments.
Crate shell: 1⁄2” plywood walls with pine battens and handles: 2×4 skids.
Hardware: Bolt-plate fasteners on lid.
Exterior protection: Paint or Lacquer Sealer, gasket on lid.
Insulation: As specified by client.
Cushioning: Designed in cooperation w/ client & conservation requirements.
Interior lining: As specified by client.
Options: Travel frame w/ oz clip hardware & safety bumpers. Can be designed to individual institution’s specifications.

B STYLE CRATE

Suitable for: Domestic & International shipments.
Crate shell: 1⁄2” plywood walls with pine battens and handles: 2×4 skids.
Hardware: Bolt-plate fasteners on lid.
Exterior protection: Paint or Lacquer Sealer, gasket on lid.
Insulation: As specified by client.
Cushioning: Designed in cooperation w/ client & conservation requirements.
Interior lining: As specified by client.
Options: Travel frame w/ oz clip hardware & safety bumpers. Can be designed to individual institution’s specifications.

C STYLE CRATE

Suitable for: Domestic & International shipments.
Crate shell: 1⁄2” plywood walls with pine battens and handles: 2×4 skids.
Hardware: Bolt-plate fasteners on lid.
Exterior protection: Paint or Lacquer Sealer, gasket on lid.
Insulation: As specified by client.
Cushioning: Designed in cooperation w/ client & conservation requirements.
Interior lining: As specified by client.
Options: Travel frame w/ oz clip hardware & safety bumpers. Can be designed to individual institution’s specifications.

EACH CRATE INCLUDES INSULATION AND CUSHIONING TO IMPROVE CLIMATE CONDITIONS AND SECURITY OF ARTWORKS DURING THE TRANSPORT.

OUR CUSTOM-DESIGNED  CRATES ARE CRAFTED IN VARIOUS SIZES AND CLASSES AND ARE BUILT OF ARCHIVAL, MUSEUM QUALITY MATERIALS.

MAQUETTE’S CRATING MANAGERS  WORK WITH CLIENTS TO ENSURE THAT ALL CLIENTS’ BUDGETARY AND PACKING REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

Crating managers work directly with clients to design crates specific to each artwork, with additional considerations including transit method, frequency of use, and museum conservation best practices, all to ensure safe packing for textiles, ceramics, paper, sculpture and heavy objects.

Maquette is currently participating in a museum crating research study to evaluate and further improve protection against temperature change and vibration while providing greener solutions. This research has informed our crate design for maximum efficiency and value for our clients

Our team gives clients unrivaled individual attention, enduring accurate and prompt estimates for costs and dimensions. For your convenience, we can offer an accurate and prompt no-obligation cost estimate and the dimensions of the artwork shipping boxes.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a key part of Maquette’s operation, and our partnership with the non-profit organization OneTreePlanted is part of our expanding list of green initiatives. Our clients are active participants in this endeavor, as a tree is planted for each crate constructed and every service booked. Our commitment to a greener future goes beyond this single partnership with OneTreePlanted. Maquette actively reduces our ecological footprint through our choice of lumber suppliers for crating (specifically by purchasing from vendors accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council® and members of the SFI® Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and our recycling practices. We are proud to support Materials for the Arts, an organization that distributes materials and supplies to New York City’s public schools.

Our Crate Production