8 cuadros (No. 5266034)

8 cuadros

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Transportation only

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Pick-up address and date

United States, California, Los Angeles

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

13 May 2020

Art transportation

Art transportation can be difficult and ought to be thought through carefully before any preparations are made. First of all, every field of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of preparing for shipment. The art section is quite diverse, you can find there a huge collection of items from paintings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always very breakable and therefore is prone to damages. What’s more many art pieces are unconventional in shape as well as size, therefore transporting it via courier is out of the question. And lastly art is a costly load, which makes it crucial to find a trustworthy hauler and the safest way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office and most couriers – companies where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who is going to be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate load. You have to put such sign on the package, to make sure that the transport provider is extra careful when shipping it. While securing a piece of art for shipment there is a problem of packing the cargo. With items bought in a store you receive a package that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for electronics). However when it comes to art you don’t have any original box – you need to secure it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to secure art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you want to ship. With sculptures and pottery the most important thing is to select a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the box and the load may lead to destroying the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, make sure to transport them on their own. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently put the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with more bubble wrap or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to place a ”delicate” sign both on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting for transportation will require a different approach. You can buy boxes dedicated for painting transportation – with one of those, your painting will be safe during shipment – just don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations during shipment. If you don’t have a box like that, you may ship a painting without it, wrapped in bubble wrap and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap and 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 (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the load in a shipping vehicle, a painting should be transported vertically. 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 in case of for example a sudden turn.