Maqueta (No. 5892711)


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Type of service:

Transportation only

Safety instructions:

Muy frágil.

Packaging description:

Maqueta muy frágil hecha con cartrón pluma.

Distance: 2427.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

6 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz De Tenerife

24 Mar 2020

Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes difficult and should be planned precisely before any arrangements are made. For one, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires different ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is quite varied, you can find there a big collection of items from paintings and engravings to sculptures, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always very breakable and therefore is prone to damages. Other than that most of the art pieces are atypical in shape as well as size, so transporting it with help of a post office is not an option. And lastly art is an expensive cargo, so it’s very important to find a reliable transport provider and the best way of securing the art for shipping. That excludes post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who will be the one transporting your load.

Art is considered to be delicate cargo. You must remember to place such tag on the box, to make sure that the transport provider is extra careful while shipping it. While securing a piece of art for shipment there is a problem of packaging. With items bought from a store you receive a package that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that is often seen for electronics). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you have to take care of it by yourself.

How to choose the safest way to pack art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you want to ship. When it comes to sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to select a cardboard that could fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the box and the load may be the cause of damaging the load during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any removable elements, you should make sure to transport them separately. Wrap every part of the art in bubble wrap and gently place the cargo in the box. If there is some empty space left in the box, fill it with some bubble wrap and pieces of cloth. Remember to put a ”delicate” sticker on the top as well as on the side of the box.

Securing a painting for transportation will look a little different. You can buy boxes dedicated for transporting paintings – if you have one of those, your painting should be secured during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric or Styrofoam to absorb any tremors during shipment. If you do not possess a box like that, you may ship a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil or stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap or stretch foil shouldn’t touch the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the painting in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to wrapping it in bubble wrap.

As for placing the load in a car, a painting must be transported vertically. With every piece of art make sure your load will not be able to fall over during transportation and that nothing will bump into it in case of for example a sudden turn.