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painting (No. 7965230)

Length x Width x Height
100 x 10 x 65 cm
2 kg
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Total weight:
2 kg
853 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Vichy

From 17 Aug 2021 to 5 Sep 2021

Delivery address and date

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam

Flexible dates

Art transportation

Art shipping can be tricky and therefore ought to be thought through precisely before any arrangements are made. For one, every field of art (in some cases every piece) requires its own ways of securing for transportation. The art section is really diverse, you can find there a huge array of things from drawings and engravings to pottery, art installations and so on.

Art is usually very delicate and can be easily damaged. What’s more many art pieces are unconventional in shape and size, therefore transporting it by courier often out of the question. And lastly art is a costly load, so it’s crucial to choose a professional hauler and the best way of preparing the art for shipping. That again exclude post office as well as most couriers – companies where you cannot work out the details of the transportation with the person who will be directly responsible for shipping your cargo.

Art is thought of as delicate load. You ought to put ”fragile” sign on the box, to make sure that the transport provider know to be especially gentle when transporting it. While securing a piece of art for shipment there is an issue of packaging. With items bought from a store you receive an original box that can be used for shipping the item in the future (for example that goes for household appliances). But when it comes to art you don’t have any original packaging – you need to take care of it by yourself.

What is the safest way to secure art for shipment? It depends on a piece of art you wish to ship. With sculptures or pottery the most important thing is to find a box that could fit it. The box cannot be much bigger than the load – any empty space left between the cardboard and the art can be the cause of destroying the cargo during shipment. If the art piece you are transporting have any removable elements, make sure to transport them separately. Wrap the whole piece in bubble foil and carefully put the cargo in the cardboard. If there is some empty space left between the load and the cardboard, fill it with more bubble foil or Styrofoam. Remember to put a ”delicate” sign on the top and on the side of the box.

Preparing a painting for shipment will look a little different. There are boxes dedicated for painting transportation – if you have such box your painting will be secured during transportation – if you remember to fill the space that is left in the box with some cloths or Styrofoam to cushion any tremors on the road. In case you don’t have a box like that, you may transport a painting without a box, wrapped in bubble foil and stretch foil. Just remember that the bubble wrap or stretch foil cannot be in contact with the painted side of your load. To ensure that won’t happen enclose the cargo in some softer material (a piece of cotton fabric or even a bed sheet) prior to enclosing it in bubble foil.

When it comes to putting the load in a car, a painting must be transported vertically. With every piece of art 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.