IAG Cargo Partners With The British Museum For Landmark Exhibition
IAG Cargo today announces it is the official logistics partner for the British Museum’s important new exhibition the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation. Drawing on Secure, its exceptionally high-security service, IAG Cargo has been entrusted with the delicate task of transporting nine irreplaceable indigenous artefacts from Australia to London and back for use in the exhibition. The objects have been loaned to the British Museum by the National Museum of Australia and Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
IAG Cargo’s specialist staff will work closely with the British Museum throughout transportation, providing complete peace of mind that these culturally significant objects will be scrupulously cared for and kept safe at all times.
Jill Maggs, Registrar at the British Museum, commented: “The British Museum is delighted to be able to borrow these important Australian objects and make them available to audiences in London as part of the Indigenous Australia exhibition. IAG Cargo help to make this possible, by ensuring the loans arrive on time and are provided the highest standards of security and care at all times.”
Steve Gunning, CEO at IAG Cargo, said: “The BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation promises to be a landmark event at the British Museum and we are proud to be associated with such an important cultural experience. Through our excellent network reach we have been able to play an important part in realising the exhibition and I have complete confidence in our exceptional, highly-skilled staff in carrying this precious cargo from Australia to England and back with total safety and impeccable service. We look forward to what promises to be an enlightening and entertaining exhibition.”
The BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation will run between the 23rd April and 2nd August 2015. The exhibition includes over 170 objects of art and everyday life that reflect indigenous culture, colonial history and the struggle for recognition and rights.
IAG Cargo’s Secure product, which will be used to transport the items, operates across an extensive global network and dedicated, custom designed handling areas that incorporates the very latest state-of-the-art security technology.
Image credit: Uta Uta Tjangala. Yumari. 1981. Acrylic on canvas. National Museum of Australia