SHORT FILM PREVIEW: “CARING FOR ART DURING COVID”
How do you keep art and the people who care for it safe during a global pandemic? The spread of Covid-19 has not changed that level of care, which staff at Tate give to the 78,000 artworks and the millions of library and archive items in their collection. However, it has certainly created new challenges, whether that is the need for social distancing or restrictions on international travel. As the galleries move in and out of lockdown, the Collection Care teams have been working together to find new ways of looking after art in these exceptional times. In this film, hear from art handlers and registrars as they discuss the challenges of transporting and installing artworks during the coronavirus crisis. Watch conservators, technicians and photographers prepare artworks for display with new protective measures and discover how Tate galleries are adapting processes to continue to allow visitors safe access to artworks, library and archive items in their Library, Archive and Prints and Drawings Rooms.