Welcome to the Packing Museum Objects for Moving e-learning tool

This tool will help you learn about the packing of museum objects for moving, and provides information about the following topics:


Section One


  • Why do we pack objects?
  • What affects the choice of packaging?
  • What can be used for support and protection?
  • What should be avoided for storage?

Section Two

Assessing an Object

  • How do I assess an object for packing?

Section Three

Assessing the Move

  • Why is the object being moved?
  • Practicalities of the move
  • Assessing the destination and the route
  • Method of transport

Section Four

Basic Packing

  • How do I pack an object?

Section Five

Risk Management in Transit

  • Physical risks, security risks, and environmental risks
  • Health and safety
  • Links and resources


At the end of each section there is a short multiple choice quiz to test your understanding of the topics.

Select NEXT to start the training.

Or select a section heading to go directly to that section.