International Shipping of Museum Exhibits

As one of the most experienced museum exhibit shipping companies, Fine Art Shippers specializes in the transportation of fragile and valuable items, historically significant art and antique pieces, podiums, stands, backlighting, and other museum-related equipment and accessories. International shipping of museum exhibits is always a laborious and challenging task with lots of factors to consider. One of these factors is customs clearance and permissive documentation that should be agreed with the competent authorities in advance. In other words, if you want to ship museum exhibits or other art valuable objects internationally, you should get a special permission first, and Fine Art Shippers can 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. Our specialized vehicles, semi-trailers, containers, and other means of transportation meet all these requirements, including:

– complete adaptation to the required conditions of the museum exhibit transportation;

– absolute tightness of the internal space;

– safety guarantee for valuable objects while they are in transit;

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

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

It should also be noted that in addition to the damaging effects of moisture, light, dust, temperature changes, microorganisms, insects, and other factors that may influence the condition of the museum objects, there is always 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 that you take care of the proper fine art insurance policy or, at least, try not to transport all valuable objects 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 many cases, museum exhibit shipping companies use special wooden boxes of the appropriate shape and size, which are externally labeled and coated with a moisture-proof paint. The most unique items can be additionally placed in metal boxes. At Fine Art Shippers, we can also offer custom crates made specifically for your precious fine art objects for their utmost protection. 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 to pack and ship your most valuable and priceless collection. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any issues and conditions related to your order!