Eastport Gallery’s Artist Talks at Eastport Arts Center will continue on Wednesday, August 2 at 1 pm, with a talk about how fine art moves around the globe by Meg Colbert. Have you ever wondered how artworks travel for exhibition, especially when they are large or unusual? There is a whole industry devoted to moving fine art around the globe, though it is rarely discussed and hardly acknowledged. This Art Talk will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other cultural heritage objects for transport, with examples from real packing solutions and how they were achieved.
Colbert, who serves as EAC’s Executive Director, worked for more than 20 years at a fine art crating company that served all the major museums in New York City and the surrounding area. She has packed art in museums, galleries, artist’s studios, auction houses, and in private collections, and will share some of the more interesting stories she has about working in the field.
This event is the second of three Eastport Gallery Artist Talks at Eastport Arts Center; next in the series will be Alana Baird on August 16. More information about Eastport Gallery offerings may be found at eastportgallery.com.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.