Moving Mountains

Conservators (particularly those who work with contemporary art) know just how complicated it can be to fabricate, install and maintain an oversized work of art. An article in the October 8, 2011 issue of the New York Times, titled “How Do You Move a 340-Ton Artwork? Very Carefully”, provides the public with a glimpse into the logistical decisions and manpower requirements necessary to bring Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.