Crown Fine Art Handles Artwork by Henry Moore in Two of the Kremlin Museum’s Exhibition Halls
Crown Fine Art, a division of Crown Worldwide Group, serves large and small museums, major art galleries, auction houses, artists and private collectors providing art packing, customized crating, art shipping and transport, hanging services and exhibition coordination, was chosen to manage the fine arts logistics for the Henry Moore's exhibit at the Kremlin Museum's two exhibition halls, the Assumption Belfry and One-Pillar Chamber, located in Moscow, Russia.
The exhibition began on February 21, 2012 and will run through to May 10, 2012. It is sponsored by the Kremlin Museum and the Henry Moore Foundation (HMF), in collaboration with the British Council. A total of 83 objects, ranging from the smallest in size, 4.5 x 7 x 4 cm, to the largest, 148 x 113 x 76 cm, were on display.
Due to the complicated logistics of loading precious artwork into two separated exhibition halls, all efforts were made to ensure a flawless arrival and unloading of these important pieces. The work was done in a closely observed environment. Crates were placed in the One-Pillar Chamber and unloaded by hand between doors that have approximately 4-5 mm of space from each side. No forklift equipment was used in unloading the artwork due to the number of stairs. Since the Russian president and his administration offices are located in the Kremlin, all Crown's movements were supervised by the President’s Security Service.
The Assumption Belfry is the second exhibition hall situated in the heart of the Kremlin at the Cathedral Square. Crown used special maneuvering when unloading artwork from the truck and trailer at the Cathedral Square, located behind the President’s security guard. The ground floor of the Assumption Belfry houses an exhibition hall of Moscow’s Kremlin Museum. Artworks both from the Kremlin’s collections and those of other Russian and foreign museums are exhibited in the hall.