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1 cuadro (No. 5091114)

1 cuadro

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Distance: 424.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

13 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Castellón De La Plana / Castelló De La Plana

14 Nov 2019

Art transportation

Art shipping can be tricky and therefore have to be thought through carefully before any preparations are made. Firstly, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) needs its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is quite differentiated, you can find there a wide variety of items from drawings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always very fragile and therefore is prone to damages. Moreover many art pieces are unconventional in shape and size, therefore transporting it with help of a courier often not an option. And lastly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s very important to choose a professional hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is considered to be fragile load. You should put ”fragile” sign on the box, to make sure that the hauler is extra gentle when transporting it. While preparing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. With items bought from a store you receive a package which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that goes for electronics). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to take care of it by yourself.

What is the safest way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you wish to ship. When it comes to sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the art can lead to damaging the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, make sure to transport them separately. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently put the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble foil and pieces of cloth. Remember to place a ”delicate” sign both on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting to be shipped will require a different approach. There are special boxes for shipping paintings – if you have such box your painting should be secured during shipment – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric and Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations on the road. If you do not possess such box, you may ship a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil and stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen wrap the painting in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to putting the cargo in a car, a painting should be transported upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during shipment or that some other load won’t crash into it in case of for example a sudden turn.