Obraz x 3 (No. 7878038)

Obraz x 3
Length x Width x Height
120 x 120 x 15 cm
5 kg
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Total weight:
15 kg
2463 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:

Pick-up address and date

Poland, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Warzymice

15 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

30 Sep 2021

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Art transportation

Art shipping is sometimes tricky and ought to be planned carefully before first preparations are made. For one, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of securing for shipment. The art category is quite diverse, you can find there a huge array of items from drawings and engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is almost always really fragile and therefore can be easily damaged. What’s more many art pieces are atypical in shape and size, so transporting it via post office often out of the question. And lastly art is an expensive load, so it’s very important to choose 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 directly responsible for shipping your load.

Art is what we consider delicate load. You have to put ”fragile” sign on the box, to make sure that the transport provider is extra gentle when transporting it. When preparing a piece of art for transportation you will encounter an issue of packaging. With items bought in a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (e.g. that goes for electronics). But when it comes to art there is no original box – you need to take care of it on your own.

What is the safest way to pack art for shipment? It varies depending on what piece you wish to transport. When it comes to sculptures and pottery it’s important to select a cardboard that will be able to fit it. The cardbard shouldn’t be too big – any room left between the cardboard and the load can lead to destroying the cargo during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any elements that can be removed, you should make sure to ship them separately. Enclose the whole piece in bubble wrap and gently place it in the cardboard. If there is any empty space left in the box, fill it with more bubble foil and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to place a ”delicate” sign on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting to be shipped will require a different approach. You can buy special boxes for painting transportation – with one of those, your painting will be safe during shipment – if you don’t forget to fill the empty space with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any vibrations during shipment. In case you don’t have a box like that, you may transport a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil and stretch foil. Just don’t forget that the bubble wrap and stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) before wrapping it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to putting the load in a car, a painting should be transported upward. With every piece of art make sure that the cargo will not be able to fall over during transportation or that nothing will crash into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.