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painting (No. 7572414)

Length x Width x Height
100 x 10 x 68 cm
2 kg
Are the dimensions precise?
Is it packed?
Total weight:
2 kg
1255 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required

Pick-up address and date

Denmark, Capital Region Of Denmark, Copenhagen

From 20 Mar 2021 to 24 Mar 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, England, London

From 28 Mar 2021 to 3 Apr 2021

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes tricky and therefore should be thought through carefully before first arrangements are made. Firstly, every branch of art (sometimes every piece) requires its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is really differentiated, you will find there a big collection of items from drawings or engravings to sculptures, art installations and much more.

Art is almost always really breakable and therefore is prone to damages. Other than that many art pieces are atypical in shape and dimensions, so shipping it by post office often out of the question. Finaly art is a costly load, so it’s crucial to select a trustworthy transport provider and the best way of securing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who will be directly responsible for transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider fragile cargo. You must remember to place ”fragile” sign on the box, so that the transport provider know to be especially careful while shipping it. When securing a piece of art for shipment you will encounter a problem of packaging. When you buy something from a store you receive a package which in the future you can use to for transportation (for example that goes for electronics). But with art there is no original packaging – you need to secure it by yourself.

What is the best way to secure art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you wish to ship. When it comes to sculptures or pottery it’s important to find a box that will be able to fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the box and the load may lead to destroying the load during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, make sure to ship them on their own. Enclose every part of the art in bubble wrap and carefully put it in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble foil and Styrofoam. Remember to place a ”delicate” sticker both on the top and on the side of the box.

Securing a painting to be shipped will require a different approach. There are special boxes for painting transportation – with one of those, your painting will be secured during transportation – just don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric and Styrofoam to absorb any vibrations on the road. If you don’t have such box, you may transport a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil or stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble wrap and stretch foil cannot touch the painted side of your load. To avoid that enclose the cargo in some softer material (some cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to placing the load in a car, a painting should be transported vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure that the cargo won’t fall over during transportation or that nothing will crash into it in case of for example a sudden turn.