Established in Chicago in 1990, Methods & Materials, Inc., is dedicated to fine art rigging, assembly, installation, re-location, and de-installation of large-scale sculptures and objects, and to the careful handling of valuable artifacts. Our expertise and experience, along with our complete design, fabrication, and storage facilities, ensures that Methods & Materials will customize a safe, efficient, and economical solution specific to our clients’ needs. We are proud to be a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)


What we do

We offer a variety of services, including but not limited to permanent and temporary installation, traveling exhibitions, training workshops, conservator’s workspace, storage and mount making.


Work with us

We have worked with a long list of clients, institutions and organizations — nationally and internationally. Visit our client page to meet our many friends.


Get in touch

Have a project that needs rigging or special handling? Send us an email or give us a call outlining your project’s specific needs.