When Wales was chosen as the lead country in the Smithsonian exhibition the Welsh Government turned to FSEW to ensure that everything made it to Washington DC safely.

Every year the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the world’s largest museum, selects a lead nation for its annual festival and following the selection of Wales, the Welsh Government turned to FSEW for their expertise to ensure the exhibits arrived safely and quickly to the event.

Over 100 people participated in the event promoting Wales to the world and exhibitions ranged from paintings and lovespoons to a 16ft sailing boat.

FSEW was awarded the contract due to their innovative and flexible approach to collecting participants’ items. Multiple collections, warehouse consolidating and packing and shipping to the USA, were all part of the project requirements.

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The transit of the sailing boat was especially complex and the operation to collect, package and ship this sensitive, historical item was of prime importance. Utilising new, innovative and bespoke packaging systems ensured the safe and secure transit of the boat.