Following is a checklist of things to do when packing fine arts to ensure there is no damage during transportation:
- Inspect the object for any scratches, damages, wear and tear or blemishes and make a note.
- Clean the artwork before preparing it for packing and shipping.
- Remember to pack the artwork using only the recommended fine art shipping boxes.
- Learn about the different types of packing materials to be used depending upon the type of artwork. Some could use a puncture proof plastic, or a liner filled box.
- For paintings, use protective tape over the glass frames, paper to wrap the entire painting, padding for the corners, and tie it securely.
- For sculptures and antiques, remember to choose an appropriate sized box. Allowing the object to shift inside the box will make it more prone to damages.
- Use bubble wrap for antiques, crafts and sculptures to ensure they are safe from pressure.
Buying fine art shipping insurance is imperative whether you are an artist, a dealer, museum owner or a collector. Insurance helps you cover for any trouble you might encounter during the fine art international shipping process. Remember to evaluate and get insurance which covers for the full price of your artwork. One might want the professional movers pack the artwork for you to ensure there are no mistakes or regrets later.