This model of a Blue Footed Boobie Bird is part of a traveling exhibit for the American Museum of Natural History. As with many wildlife models, we need to contend with many delicate parts such as the feathers, feet, tails, etc.. We also must consider how the piece will be loaded and unloaded over the span of the exhibit. Overly complicated packing requirements will increase the chance of damages while packing.
For this shipment, a platform was used to mount the model. The platform allows the piece to be safely slid out of the crate and then unbolted. We then utilize foams to cushion and isolate the platform from the outer crate to minimize the shock.