Part 3: Art Handling and Installation

Learn how to professionally handle artworks in a gallery environment and install artworks for an art exhibition.
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Instructed by Tina Ziegler Business / Management
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Thank you for your interest in this Art Handling and Installation course. Since 2010, this complete Art Gallery Management and Exhibition design course has been taught to more than 200 students in London, Uk and has built a network of successful curators, gallery managers and artists. Now virtually available for the first time this course covers all the key aspects to working in the art market.

The course is taught by Tina Ziegler, experienced gallery manager and curator. Through informative and detailed voice lectures in a video presentation, Tina introduces the course in three specific classes covering all the key aspects of working in the art market and presented in a easy 'how to' format.

This is the perfect short course to introduce you to Art Handling, you will learn how to package artworks correctly for storage and shipping, how to ship artworks internationally, how to hang, install and light artworks in an exhibition environment.

The course is presented in three focused courses:

Part one: Art Gallery Management

Part two: Art Exhibition Design and Curating

Part three: Art Handling and Installation - This course focuses specifically on Art Handling and teaches you how to handle, package, ship, hang, install and light works of art in a professional and clear manner.

The complete course is also available at a discounted price.

What students say about this course:

" Whether you are a student looking to start a career in the commercial art world or a gallery manager looking to hone your skills this course is relevant to all. Tina's wealth of knowledge is invaluable, and coupled with her relaxed delivery style presents gallery management as an exciting but obtainable challenge." - Ruth

Absolutely fantabulous workshop teaching you everything you need to know about gallery management and business. Highly recommended to everyone involved in gallery/art business or thinking about dealing with art and artists in the future. I personally would recommend this workshop to students of art colleges and schools if they think whether to go into this business or not. Lovely atmosphere, many interesting useful ideas and fantastic students attending this workshop. Don't hesitate to buy this course, you'll get 10 hours of amazing and inspiring workshop. I loved these two days with Tina Ziegler and my class mates. Many thanks, Tina, for your workshop. “ - Irina

This course was exactly what I was looking for in order to understand the world of the small art gallery. Tina made it interesting, informative and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend the course to anyone wishing to gain some knowledge of curating and managing an art gallery.”- June

Just wanted to say thanks to Tina for this absolutely essential, very informative workshop. Will definitely look for her courses again. Many thanks. - Irina

About Tina Ziegler, the creator and teacher of Art Gallery Management and Exhibition Design.

" My name is Tina Ziegler, I have been working in the arts as a curator and gallery manager for 9 years. I created Stimulus Workshops in 2010 and started this Art Gallery Management and Exhibition Design course. Since then I have taught over 200 individuals in London, UK. This course was created to teach the reality of what goes on inside a gallery and the things you need to know before you start working in an art gallery, managing artists, organising exhibitions or handling art works. I realised after running a gallery in London that many educated individuals were applying to work in the gallery, however they lacked the necessary hands on skills that were required to handle the day to day of working and running a Contemporary Art Gallery. Many individuals understood curating, or how the art market worked, but didn't know how to package a painting, hang a piece of art or manage an artist. So this course teaches you just that; The day to day tools you will need to know to work in an art gallery, curate an exhibition, sell art or even open your own gallery space."

What are the requirements?

  • The only requirements for this course are a desire to learn more about the art market and having the motivation to apply what you learn here to the real world.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In the Art Handling and Installation course you will learn how to handle artworks, package artworks, ship artworks nationally and internationally, how to install and hang artworks and how to professionally store artworks to avoid damaged work.
  • You will gain the 'HOW TO' skills to handle valuable works of art.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course has been designed for individuals with a desire to learn more about how the Contemporary Art market works and that have an interest in curating, art management, art handling and exhibition curation.
  • " Whether you are a student looking to start a career in the commercial art world or a gallery manager looking to hone your skills this course is relevant to all. Tina's wealth of knowledge is invaluable, and coupled with her relaxed delivery style presents gallery management as an exciting but obtainable challenge." - Ruth, commented on Hotcourses

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Section 1: Introduction to the Art Handling course

Welcome to the Art Gallery Management and Exhibition design course on Udemy and thank you for joining us for Part 3; Art handing and Installation. This is a three part course. In Part 1 we focus on Art Gallery Management, Part 2 on Exhibition Design and curating, and Part 3 on Art Handling and installation.

In PART 3 we will focus specifically on Art Handling and Installation. You will understand the materials required to package and ship artworks and how to package artworks professionally. We will look at a step by step guide to hanging artworks and how to hang multiple paintings in a gallery setting. We will also look at artwork lighting and how to store artworks.

Section 2: Step by step guide to packaging and shipping Art works

In this lecture we will look at the important things to consider in regards to packaging artworks.


A complete guide to the materials required to pack artworks professionals and a step by step guide to packing works of art.


An introduction to shipping artworks both nationally and internationally.


A quick introduction to shipping valuable works or art and how to insure artworks.

Section 3: Artwork Installation

In this lecture we will discuss artwork installation and the materials & tools require to hang and install works of art.


In this lecture we will discuss curating the exhibition space and hanging artworks with style.


We will quickly look at art hanging systems for permanent exhibition spaces.

Section 4: Step by step guide to hanging artwork

In this lecture we look at a step by step guide to hanging artworks.


We will discuss how to install multiple paintings in a space.

Section 5: Art Lighting

In this lecture we will discuss art lighting and the key things to remember when lighting artworks.


A description of various types of art lighting systems

Things to remember when lighting artworks
Section 6: Art Storage

In this lecture we will look at how to store artworks to prevent damage from light and heat.

Section 7: Course Review

To finish off we quickly recap what we have discussed in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Tina Ziegler, Contemporary art curator and gallery manager

Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Tina Ziegler moved to Washington in 2003 and successfully curated her first exhibition in a warehouse loft. In 2004 with a desire to travel, she moved to Barcelona, Spain to attend the private design institute, IED. From 2004 to 2009, Ziegler curated and produced fashion and art events in Barcelona. In 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Communication she was recruited as head curator and gallery manager for London Miles Gallery in London, Uk.

In 2010 she published her first art publication with Mark Batty Publishers, titled Hunt and Gather- Discovering New Art. The publication features the work of over 40 international contemporary artists and was sold internationally. By 2011 Ziegler curated over 30 exhibitions for London Miles and went on to develop Stimulus Workshops, a ten hour intensive Art Gallery Management & Exhibition design course.Through informative and inspirational workshops Stimulus inspires, educates and motivates people striving to work in the art business sector. Since its start, Stimulus has taught over 200 students in London.

Ziegler has moved back to Barcelona to spend her days in the sun while traveling to London for exhibitions and events. Since 2011, Ziegler is business partner to Moniker Art Fair director, Frankie Shea in their joint venture, Shea&Ziegler. Where they curate exhibitions with renowned international artists, in museums, private galleries and pop up spaces. In early 2012, Ziegler started Etika Projects, a creative productions agency based in Barcelona, in the first month of opening worked with international clients such as Volkswagen and Powerslide GMBH.

Currently Ziegler is a freelance curator and travels between London and Barcelona, working on her various projects.

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