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Painting (No. 7732514)

Length x Width x Height
162 x 10 x 90 cm
4 kg
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Total weight:
4 kg
1194 km
Assistance with loading and unloading:
Not required
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

From 22 May 2021 to 27 May 2021

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art transportation is sometimes tricky and therefore should be planned carefully before any arrangements are made. For one, every branch of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of preparing for transportation. The art subsection is quite differentiated, you will find there a huge collection of things from paintings or engravings to pottery, art installations and much more.

Art is usually very delicate and can be easily damaged. Moreover many art pieces are atypical in shape and size, so transporting it via courier often not an option. And lastly art is a costly load, which makes it very important to choose a professional hauler and the best way of preparing the art for transportation. That again exclude post office and most couriers – services where you cannot speak to the person who is going to be the one transporting your cargo.

Art is what we consider delicate cargo. You ought to put ”fragile” sticker on the box, to make sure that the transport provider know to be extra careful while shipping it. When securing an art piece for shipment you will encounter an issue of packaging. When you buy something in a store you get a package which in the future you can use to for transportation (e.g. that goes for household appliances). But with art there is no original packaging – you need to secure it on your own.

How to choose the safest way to pack art for transportation? It varies depending on what piece of art you want to transport. When it comes to sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to choose a box that will be able to fit it. The cardbard cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the cardboard and the load can lead to destroying the art during shipment. If the shipped art piece have any elements that can be removed, make sure to ship them on their own. Wrap every part of the art in bubble foil and carefully place the cargo in the cardboard. If there is any empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with some bubble wrap and Styrofoam. Don’t forget to put a “fragile” sign on the top and 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 one of those, your painting will be secured during transportation – if you don’t forget to fill the space that is left in the box with some fabric and Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. In case you don’t have such box, you may transport a painting without it, enclosed in bubble foil and stretch foil. As long as you don’t forget that the bubble foil and stretch foil cannot be in contact with the painted side of the cargo. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some soft material (a piece of cotton fabric like a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble wrap.

When it comes to placing the cargo in a shipping vehicle, a painting must be shipped vertically. With both paintings and sculptures make sure your load won’t fall over during shipment and that some other load won’t bump into it in case of such event as a sudden turn.