Listing no longer available - expired.

14 cuadros (No. 7254235)

14 cuadros

Item length [m]:

3.00

Item width [m]:

2.00

Item height [m]:

0.15

Total weight [kg]:

200

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 35.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Cantillana

From 9 Feb 2021 to 13 Feb 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Seville

From 15 Feb 2021 to 18 Feb 2021


Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes tricky and ought to be thought through precisely before first arrangements are made. First of all, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) needs its own ways of preparing for shipment. The art subsection is very diverse, you may find there a wide variety of items from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really delicate and therefore can be easily damaged. Other than that most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as dimensions, therefore transporting it by courier is not an option. And lastly art is a costly cargo, which makes it 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 – companies where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be the one transporting your load.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You should put such sticker on the package, to make sure that the hauler is especially careful while transporting it. When preparing a piece of art 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 (e.g. that is often seen for electronics). However with art there is no original box – you need to take care of it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to secure art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece of art you want to transport. With sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to choose a box that will be able to fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the load may lead to damaging the cargo during transportation. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to ship them separately. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and carefully place the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Remember to put a ”delicate” sign on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Securing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for painting transportation – with such box your painting will be safe during shipment – just remember to fill the empty space with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors during shipment. In case you do not possess such box, you can ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble foil.

As for placing the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be transported upward. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo won’t tip over during shipment and that nothing will bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.