International Shipping of Museum Exhibits

Fine Art Shippers being one of the most experienced museum exhibit shipping companies specializes in the transportation of fragile and valuable objects, historically significant items, as well as podiums, stands, backlighting, and other related equipment and accessories. In this way, we can say with confidence that international art shipping is a very laborious and highly professional work. One of the most important factors is customs clearance with lots of permissive documentation that should be agreed with the competent authorities in advance. Thus, to ship museum exhibits and other art objects internationally, first of all, you should get a special permission, and we will help you with that!

Another important factor is climate control. Museum exhibits, paintings, and other valuable objects require specific temperature and humidity levels that are vital for their safety. Taking into account all these nuances, Fine Art Shippers work with the orders of any complexity. Our specialized vehicles, semi-trailers, containers, and other means of transportation meet all necessary requirements including:

– complete adaptation to the conditions of museum exhibit shipping;

– absolute tightness of the internal space;

– guarantee of valuable objects safety during their transportation;

– reliable systems of fixing and internal lighting, if necessary;

– various types of autonomous systems to maintain the desired temperature and humidity levels, if necessary, etc.

Moreover, except for damaging effects of moisture, light, dust, temperature changes, microorganisms, insects, and other factors that may influence the condition of the museum objects like paintings and statues, there is also a probability of loss, theft, fire, and other unforeseen circumstances that may appear during transportation. Although, such events are rather rare, they cannot be excluded. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to take out fine art insurance policy or at least not to transport valuable objects from one collection together.

Packaging also plays an important role in the preservation of art objects protecting them from dust, mechanical damage, as well as already mentioned sudden changes in humidity and temperature. In most cases, museum exhibit shipping companies use special wooden boxes of the appropriate shape and size externally labeled and coated with a moisture-proof paint. The most unique items can be additionally placed in metal boxes. In general, there are certain rules of packaging required for the international transportation of exhibitions and museum exhibits. However, Fine Art Shippers can also offer custom crates made especially for your precious fine art objects for even more protection. In this way, we carefully select materials, size and shapes of the boxes, as well as the appropriate method of packaging to ensure effective thermal insulation and to minimize any mechanical effects. You can entrust us with your most valuable or even priceless collection. So feel free to contact us to discuss any issues and conditions related to your planned order.