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escultura (No. 4651764)


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Transportation with assistance in loading and unloading

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Dimensions are approximate

Distance: 1349.00 km

Pick-up address and date

France, Occitanie, Palau-Del-Vidre

From 1 Aug 2019 to 7 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Surrey, Dorking

From 18 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes tricky and therefore have to be thought through carefully before first preparations are made. For one, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of preparing for shipment. The art subsection is really differentiated, you can find there a huge collection of things from paintings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is usually really breakable and therefore is prone to damages. Moreover many art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, so transporting it via courier is not an option. Finaly art is a costly cargo, which makes it very important to find a professional hauler and the safest way of securing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – companies where you cannot speak to the person who is going to be the one shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as fragile load. You should remember to place ”fragile” sign on the package, so that the hauler know to be extra careful while transporting it. While securing a piece of art for transportation you will encounter an issue of packaging. With items bought in a store you receive an original box which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that is often seen for electronics). But with art you don’t have any original box – you need to secure it by yourself.

What is the safest way to secure art for shipment? It depends on a piece of art you want to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to find a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any room left between the cardboard and the art can be the cause of damaging the cargo 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 foil and gently place the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some space left in the box, fill it with some bubble foil and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a ”delicate” sign both on the top and on the side of the cardboard.

Securing a painting to be shipped will look a little different. You can buy boxes dedicated for shipping paintings – if you have such box your painting should be secured during shipment – if you remember to fill the empty space with some cloths and Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations during shipment. If you don’t have a box like that, you can transport a painting without it, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t touch the painted side of the cargo. To avoid that wrap the painting in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before enclosing it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to placing the cargo in a car, a painting must be transported upward. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t tip over during transportation and that nothing will bump into it during such event as a sudden turn.