Objects at the Museum have to be moved, whether that’s a painting or a plane. The Collections Processing Unit is responsible for moving a very wide range of objects at the National Air and Space Museum. 

With such a broad range of artifacts, the Collections Processing Unit staff bring to bear a similarly wide range of techniques, equipment, and skillsets to safely handle objects during movement.

When you think of the National Air and Space Museum images of airplanes and spacecraft come to mind. One important object being used during the museum's renovation is a truck. Used to transport airplanes, spacecraft, engines, and even spacesuits, the museum's truck is important during the transformation of the museum. Meet the amazing women who drive this truck.

To learn more about some of the staff that contribute to the object moves, visit the Collections Processing Unit's About page.