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3 paintings (No. 5862035)

3 paintings

Item length [m]:

1.3

Item width [m]:

5

Item height [m]:

1.8

Total weight [kg]:

15

Type of service:

Transportation only

Packaging description:

Packaging suitable for painting

What is your budget? [€]:

400.00

Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1245.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

8 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Denmark, Capital Region Of Denmark, København

From 10 Jun 2020 to 11 Jun 2020


Art transportation

Art transportation can be difficult and have to be planned precisely before any preparations are made. Firstly, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of securing for transportation. The art subsection is quite diverse, you will find there a wide array of things from paintings and engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always really delicate and therefore can be easily damaged. What’s more most of the art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, therefore shipping it by courier is not an option. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it crucial to select a professional hauler and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who is going to be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is considered to be fragile cargo. You should put such tag on the box, to make sure that the hauler know to be extra careful when shipping it. When securing an art piece for transportation you will encounter a problem of packaging. With items bought from a store you get an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (e.g. that goes for household appliances). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to secure it on your own.

What is the safest way to pack art for shipment? It depends on a piece you wish to transport. With sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to find a box that could fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the box and the load can lead to destroying the cargo during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to transport them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently place the cargo in the cardboard. If there is any empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble foil and pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to put a ”delicate” sticker both on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. You can buy special boxes for shipping paintings – with one of those, your painting will be secured during shipment – just remember to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors during shipment. If you don’t have a box like that, you may ship a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen wrap the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to putting the load in a transporting vehicle, a painting must be shipped upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t tip over during shipment or that some other load won’t crash into it during for example a sudden turn.