From Denmark to China
MTAB was commissioned to pack and transport the extremely brittle and fragile exhibition, “China in Denmark 1600-2000”, which was displayed in China during the Beijing Olympics. The exhibition, weighing 8.5 tonnes, was packed into 63 crates.
– This was a very complicated process for us at the museum, because we have never presented exhibitions as far away as China before, explains museum inspector Thomas Lyngby, who was the curator of the exhibition and the man responsible for transporting it to China. We had a lot of questions that needed to be answered, and MTAB gave us a lot of help with managing the process as they are well practised transport agents and had experience of transporting exhibitions to China. The exhibition comprised approx. 160 different works of art, including 18th century porcelain and glass, and a number of special crates needed to be built. A number of large items of furniture also needed to be dismantled before being packed. In total, there were around 500 items to be packed. MTAB compiled packing lists and documents for export, photographed all the artefacts and placed the photos inside each of the crates, and – We had a team of six people on site at the castle for two weeks so that they could dismantle and pack up the exhibition, and we worked in close cooperation with the various curators. And we did these things for all the artefacts when we were packing them, says Per Hoffmann, MTAB Denmark.
MTAB were very professional while they worked, and we are very pleased with the transport company that we chose for this huge commission, says Thomas Lyngby.