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    In phase I of the move, pallets of boxes were transported to the new facility. Here, a staff member prepares the first load for transport.

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    A Spurlock staff member uses a pallet jack to move boxes into the elevator. A moving truck is standing by outside the building.

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    University Facilities and Services staff were an integral part of the moving team. Here, they load packed artifacts onto a truck.

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    It took dozens of trips to move all the boxed and crated of artifacts from Lincoln Hall to the new Spurlock Museum facility.

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    Our Illiac 1 (1985.13.0001A) computer memory drum,a part of the first computer built and owned entirely by an academic institution, traveled safely in this custom-made crate and is now on display in the European Cultures Gallery.

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    Packed inside this crate is a plaster cast of the Roman statue Lo Spinario (1912.02.0020), or Boy with Thorn, now on display in the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures Gallery.

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    The large moving team worked together efficiently to complete phase I of the move, comprising 99% of the collection, from Lincoln Hall to the new museum location in only 2 days.

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    A larger elevator and wider doorways made maneuvering boxes around the new Spurlock building a welcome change from the narrow corridors of Lincoln Hall.

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    To keep track of new arrivals, staff matched inventory sheets with the corresponding boxes.

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    Once a pallet was unwrapped, boxes were initially sorted into storage areas based on the material type of the artifact.

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    Hundreds of boxes filled the storage area while waiting their turn to be inventoried and unpacked.

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    Paperwork was an essential part of tracking the movement of artifacts. New inventory sheets were created to track the location of boxes within the Spurlock’s storage units.

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    The new custom-designed storage facility includes moveable banks of shelving to maximize the space available.

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    Boxes and crates that could not immediately fit in the artifact storage area were temporarily housed in the empty galleries until space became available.