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Organisation - The Manchester Museum / Manchester University
Sector - Public
Location - Manchester

Project scope

Relocate The Manchester Museum

Our key task

The preparation, casing, and relocation of a diverse range of artefacts within the Museum's collection.

The Manchester Museum is unique among English university museums, possessing a worldwide collection of both the natural sciences and humanities. These include botany, zoology, geology, antiquities, ethnography, archery, and numismatics. They possess over five million specimens and artefacts, all of which have been designated.

Careful preparation to move precious, rare artefacts

The project included the careful preparation, casing and relocation of a diverse range of artefacts within the collection. These included mummies, a 25' long Inca canoe, a 20' tall plaster of paris cross, a Buddha, butterflies, and a large stuffed buffalo.

To ensure no harm came to the pieces, our staff wore protective gloves, as well as utilising specialist wrapping materials such as acid-free tissue. It was necessary to build bespoke wooden cases for selected items, with tilt stickers to ensure their safe transit.

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Everyone was really helpful and very friendly

I would just like to say thank you so much for all you and your teams help on Friday. It went really successful and myself and my manager were really happy with the service. Everyone was really helpful and very friendly.

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Emma Daws

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I wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to you and your teams for support the relocation/reconfiguration of the furniture on the 2nd floor. It was seamless, professional and issue free. I have noticed the team working a few times, in my car whilst driving past the old library some weeks ago and of course I have been present at times during the move the last couple of weeks. The team is a credit to the business. They all worked extremely hard and quietly  SMBC is very happy with the output as are Robertson. Please pass on the thanks to the team.

Stockport Council

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Signed the job off with Simon today. Sandringham is completely cleared, not sure how they managed it in 5 days. Absolutely excellent.

All the team were very professional, accommodating and the result is a job well done. The crew never stopped and had to deal with lots personalities with their demands.

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Joanne Williamson

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I just wanted to feedback to you how great Greg and the team were during our move from One Stockport Hub to Central. The packing, unpacking and delivery were incredibly smooth and they were superb in terms of moving other items as required.

They really did make a difficult job so smooth and easy.

Martin Roberts

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