Receiving and Reporting on a New Installation from Thailand

Even with Our Origins in full swing, the MoCP staff is keeping their eyes focused on new and influential works for future exhibitions. Last week, that future included a shipment of new artwork from Thailand.

The work by Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont is currently on extended loan to the MoCP from the “FarEastFarWest” collection, based in Hong Kong. Like all artwork received by the MoCP, each piece from this installation needed to go through a rigorous condition report process after being shipped from Bangkok last month.

Take a look at the photos below to watch our process for unpacking and reporting on the condition of one large-scale installation, including multiple photographs, booklets and a lightbox. And stay tuned to learn when you can expect to see this or similar artwork at the MoCP!

The work arrives at the MoCP storage facility.

Mike Gamis, Storage Coordinator of ICON Group, and MoCP’s Collections Manager, Kristin Taylor, carefully remove the artwork from its crate.

Gamis and Taylor unpack and arrange each piece of artwork.

Finally, each piece is individually photographed and inspected, and documented to ensure each piece arrived to Chicago in the same condition as it left Bangkok.

For more information on future exhibits at the MoCP, check out the Exhibitions page on our website or find us on Facebook.

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