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11 Gemälde (No. 6325596)

Item length [m]:

1

Item width [m]:

3

Item height [m]:

2

Total weight [kg]:

100

Type of service:

Transportation only

Safety instructions:

Leinwand-Gemälde des Künsters Alireza Varzandeh

Packaging description:

Luftpolsterfolie (üblich)

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1668.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Valencian Community, Valencia

1 Sep 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall

From 14 Sep 2020 to 18 Sep 2020


Art transportation

Art shipping can be tricky and should be planned carefully before any preparations are made. Firstly, every field of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of securing for shipment. The art category is very diverse, you can find there a huge variety of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really breakable and is prone to damages. Other than that most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as size, therefore shipping it by courier is out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s very important to find a reliable hauler and the best way of securing the art for transportation. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – companies where you don’t get to speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is considered to be delicate cargo. You should remember to place such sticker on the package, so that the transport provider know to be especially careful while shipping it. When preparing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packing the cargo. When you buy something from a store you get an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that is often seen for household appliances). However with art there is no original packaging – you have to secure it by yourself.

What is the best way to secure art for transportation? It depends on a piece of art you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to find a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the cardboard and the art can be the cause of destroying the cargo during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Wrap the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently put the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble foil and pieces of cloth. Remember to put a “fragile” sticker both on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting for shipment will look a little different. You can buy boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have one of those, your painting should be safe during shipment – just remember to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations during shipment. If you do not possess a box like that, you can ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that enclose the painting in some softer material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the cargo in a transporting vehicle, a painting should be transported vertically. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo will not be able to fall over during transportation and that some other load won’t bump into it in case of for example a sudden turn.