Libraries & Museums

Eliminate the risk factors when moving a collection

Moving a library, repository or collection requires a great deal of attention to detail. Items must be handled with the utmost care, security and respect.

The complex, sensitive nature of collection moves is increased with risk factors such as untrained personnel, incomplete or inaccurate records, insufficient security measures, or restricted finances.

Building on our 30 years of experience, our meticulous service uses our proven methodology to eliminate these risks when relocating even the most delicate objects.

Our specialist team is highly experienced in processing rare, precious and secure items. We’ll support you in implementing or preparing for transition to automated systems, such as ASRS. And once the move is complete, we’ll help you ensure any new policies and processes are implemented and adhered to, including training and awareness for staff.

What does it involve?

Using MovePlan means you benefit from a carefully planned move with end-to-end quality control.

This could include:

  • Conducting a thorough feasibility study to determine the detailed scope of work
  • Interviewing your key players and developing a bespoke migration strategy using our collection-specific project management tools
  • Securing your items using a strict asset tagging system to eliminate the risk of loss, theft or damage
  • Managing communications with librarians, curators, and custodians to keep everyone informed and to limit disruption
  • Consolidating or separating your collections, while preserving organisation and condition
  • Providing experienced project managers to expertly manage the transition of your collection

Work with MovePlan

Our tried-and-tested methodology and agile infrastructure enable us to provide flexible, global support for projects of all sizes, thanks to our 100-strong team across 16 hubs and six continents.

Please get in touch to discuss your libraries and museums project with our team.

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