Crown Fine Art was chosen to manage the fine arts logistics for the Henry Moore exhibit at the Kremlin Museum's two exhibition halls, the Assumption Belfry and One-Pillar Chamber, in Moscow, Russia.
The exhibition began on February 21, 2012 and will run through to May 10, 2012. It is sponsored by the Kremlin Museum and the Henry Moore Foundation (HMF), in collaboration with the British Council. A total of 83 objects, ranging from the smallest in size, 4 cm tall, to the largest, 148 cm, were on display.
Due to the complicated logistics of loading precious artwork into two separate exhibition halls, all efforts were made to ensure a flawless arrival and unloading of these important pieces. The work was done in a closely observed environment. Crates were placed in the One-Pillar Chamber and unloaded by hand between doors that have approximately 4-5 mm of space from each side. No forklift equipment was used in unloading the artwork due to the number of stairs. Since the Russian president and his administration offices are located in the Kremlin, all Crown's movements were supervised by the President's Security Service.
The Assumption Belfry is the second exhibition hall situated in the heart of the Kremlin at the Cathedral Square. Crown used special maneuvering when unloading artwork from the truck and trailer at the Cathedral Square, behind the President's security guard. The ground floor of the Assumption Belfry houses an exhibition hall of Moscow's Kremlin Museum. Artworks both from the Kremlin's collections and those of other Russian and foreign museums are exhibited in the hall.
The exhibition was to give a retrospective of Henry Moore's career and output, from his early carvings in stone, wood and marble, to experiments into biomorphic surrealism in the 1930s, investigations into constructivism, abstract and figurative sculptures from the 1980s. The display also included a remarkable collection of Moore’s graphics and drawings as well as fabrics and tapestries crafted according to his designs.