Cuadro (No. 7573269)

Length x Width x Height
100 x 70 x 10 cm
5 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
5 kg
660 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Community Of Madrid, Getafe

From 23 Apr 2021 to 24 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Andratx

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes difficult and therefore have to be planned precisely before any arrangements are made. First of all, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) needs different ways of preparing for shipment. The art section is quite differentiated, you can find there a big collection of items from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really fragile and therefore can be easily damaged. Other than that many art pieces are unconventional in shape and size, therefore transporting it via courier is out of the question. Finaly art is an expensive load, so it’s crucial to select a reliable hauler and the safest way of preparing the art for transportation. 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 shipping your cargo.

Art is considered to be delicate load. You have to put such sticker on the box, to make sure that the transport provider is extra gentle when shipping it. While preparing a piece of art for shipment there is a problem of packaging. With items bought in a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that goes for electronics). But with art you don’t have any original box – you have to take care of it on your own.

What is the safest way to pack art for transportation? It depends on a piece you want to ship. With sculptures and pottery it is crucial to find a box that could fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the cardboard and the art may be the cause of damaging the art during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, remember to ship them separately. Enclose the whole piece in bubble foil and carefully put it in the cardboard. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with more bubble foil or pieces of cloth. Don’t forget to put a ”delicate” sign both on the top as well as on the side of the cardboard.

Preparing a painting for shipment will require a different approach. You can buy special boxes for transporting paintings – with such box your painting should be secured during shipment – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some fabric and Styrofoam to absorb any tremors on the road. In case you don’t have such box, you may ship a painting without it, enclosed in bubble wrap and stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil cannot come into contact with the painted side of your load. To avoid that enclose the painting in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting must be shipped 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.