Rigging Works of Art (Level 2)
In this hands-on class participants will learn how to safely plan and execute moves of heavy and/or fragile museum artifacts weighing up to 5000 lbs. Many of the principles can be applied to moving much heavier loads, but we advise you to work with professional riggers once the load exceeds 5000 lbs.Topics include rigging practices and technologies; how rigging crews and boxes are organized; using a forklift; using a gantry; common rigging problems and solutions; and ordering cranes.
About the Instructor
Roger Machin is the Director of Field Operations for Chicago-based Methods & Materials and has been for the last 30 years. He is a former ironworker and has an M.F.A in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught rigging demonstrations at various institutions across the country.