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1 framed painting 80x80x15cm well packed (No. 3739618)

1 framed painting 80x80x15cm well packed

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Distance: 1486.00 km

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United Kingdom, England, Bristol

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Italy, Lombardy, Milan

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Art transportation

Art transportation can be tricky and ought to be thought through cautiously before any arrangements are made. For one, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of securing for shipment. The art section is really varied, you will find there a wide collection of things from paintings and engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always very breakable and is prone to damages. Moreover most of the art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, so shipping it by post office often out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it crucial to select a trustworthy hauler and the safest way of securing the art for transportation. That excludes post office and most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You must put ”fragile” sign on the package, so that the transport provider is especially careful while transporting it. When securing an art piece for transportation there is a problem of packaging. With items bought in a store you get an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). But with art you don’t have any original box – you need to secure it on your own.

What is the safest way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you want to transport. With sculptures or pottery it’s important to choose a box that will be able to fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the cardboard and the art may lead to destroying the load during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, remember to ship them on their own. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently put it in the cardboard. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Remember to put a ”delicate” sign on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. There are boxes dedicated for transporting paintings – with one of those, your painting will be safe during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. If you don’t have a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble wrap and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil and stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some soft material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to placing the load in a car, a painting must be transported upward. With every piece of art make sure your load will not be able to tip over during shipment and that some other load won’t bump into it during for example a sudden turn.