The demolition of a nearby building forced the Penn Museum to undergo gallery and storage modifications with minimal prep time. This case study examines how the museum worked with nearby institutions and experts to create an action plan, moving its iconic Egyptian collection off-site and deinstalling some of its largest pieces in less than 18 months. The team tackled the time-sensitive project by utilizing new technology and a modular packing system, and by maintaining regular access to storage for collections and research staff.

Robert Thurlow