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Question asked 2019-05-15 14:04:02 ...
Most recent comment 2019-05-17 10:47:12
Handling and Transportation
i was comissioned an oil painting that I will have to take with me from Europe to South America. This means at least two changes of airplane and a 13 hr long flight in between. The painting will be 90x100 cm. As it will be newly made and flexible when we fly, i assume there will be no problems with rolling it, as far as done correctly. I wonder if there is a save way of bringing a painting in an aeroplane, a way of packing it where it can be sent safely it with the checked baggage. Advice and tips will be much apreciated.
Answers and Comments
If it were me, and I could afford it, I would buy a light
and durable painting box like those sold by Masterpak or even construct one
myself. If the painting is protected on all sides, including some foam behind
the canvas to prevent undue movement when the box is inevitably thrown around
by the baggage crew. I have sent and received paintings through Fed-Ex in boxes
like these and nothing has been damaged (as of yet.) There are no guarantees
which is why museums and serious collectors use art shipping companies
If you have to roll your painting, make sure that you cover
the painted side with some material that will not adhere to the painting and then
roll the whole on a tube PAINT SIDE OUT. The tube should be the largest
diameter that you can physically bring on board and stow. This should then be
inserted into another larger tube or covered with something that would absorb
any impact without transferring the force to the artwork.
That should be appropriate.
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