The Shipping Monster, provider of logistics and transportation to touring exhibitions, attractions and the entertainment industry, organised the transportation of the acclaimed Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition, as it moved from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York to Union Station in Kansas City.
The exhibition, which opens to the public in this new location on 14 June, brings together over 700 original objects and 400 photographs from more than 20 institutions and museums across the globe.
Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away
Robert Aspinall, CEO & Founder of The Shipping Monster, says. “When the time came to move out of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, we supplied specialist equipment and our own crew and production manager to ensure everything went smoothly. Working in Manhattan during the day is not without its challenges and our guys did a great job.
“This is an important exhibit with a powerful and moving message. The exhibit move has been a highlight for me in a difficult year.”
One highlight of the exhibition is a restored railcar of the same type and time period as those which were used for the deportation of Jews to the ghettos and extermination camps in occupied Poland. This helps visitors to understand the reality of the Holocaust.
The exhibition was conceived by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and curated by a team of experts, including world-renowned scholars Dr Robert Jan van Pelt, Dr Michael Berenbaum, and Paul Salmons, in a collaboration with historians and curators at the Research Center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, led by Dr Piotr Setkiewicz.
Tickets are on sale here, with an online recap for those unable to visit in person.
Earlier this month, The Shipping Monster announced new partnerships with Exhibition Site Management Ltd. in the UK and Drew Florida Lighting Design (DFLD) in New York.