Transporting Masterpieces a Delicate Job

Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."

When the precious medieval works of art by the Dominican friar, who died in 1455, were scheduled to be returned to their owners, great care was needed to ensure that nothing was damaged. Special climate-controled cases were used, some with shock absorbers. Each piece was accompanied by a courier.