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4 obrazy z Londynu do Warszawy (No. 5760975)

4 obrazy z  Londynu do Warszawy

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Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

Distance: 1641.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

15 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

From 16 Mar 2020 to 29 Mar 2020

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore have to be planned precisely before any arrangements are made. Firstly, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires its own ways of securing for transportation. The art subsection is very varied, you can find there a huge collection of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always really delicate and is prone to damages. Moreover most of the art pieces are unconventional in shape and dimensions, so shipping it via courier is out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive cargo, which makes it very important to find a trustworthy transport provider and the safest way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office and most couriers – companies where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be the one shipping your load.

Art is considered to be delicate cargo. You have to remember to place such sign on the package, to make sure that the transport provider is extra gentle while transporting it. When preparing an art piece for shipment you will encounter a problem of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). However when it comes to art you don’t have any original box – you have to secure it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to pack art for transportation? It depends on a piece of art you wish to ship. When it comes to sculptures and pottery it’s important to find a box that could fit it. The box shouldn’t be too big – any empty space left between the cardboard and the art can be the cause of damaging the art during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to ship them on their own. Enclose the whole piece in bubble foil and gently put it in the box. If there is any space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble foil or Styrofoam. Don’t forget to put a “fragile” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for transporting paintings – with such box your painting will be safe during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations during shipment. In case you do not possess such box, you may ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble wrap and stretch foil. As long as you remember that the bubble foil or stretch foil cannot come into contact with the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that wrap the painting in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for putting the load in a car, a painting must be shipped upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t fall over during transportation or that nothing will bump into it during for example a sudden turn.