Uta Uta Tjangala. Yumari. 1981

British Museum chooses IAG Cargo to transport priceless Australian artefacts

Uta Uta Tjangala. Yumari. 1981. Acrylic on canvas. National Museum of Australia

IAG Cargo has been named as the official logistics partner for the British Museum’s important new BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation.

The carrier has been entrusted with the delicate task of transporting nine irreplaceable indigenous artefacts from Australia to London and then back.  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, to that these culturally significant objects will be scrupulously cared for and kept safe at all times.

The British Museum’s Registrar, Jill Maggs, said: “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, IAG’s CEO, added: “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, and will include more than 170 objects of art and everyday life that reflect indigenous culture, colonial history and the struggle for recognition and rights.


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