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Utilising DeliveryApp for fine art delivery

Utilising DeliveryApp for fine art delivery

For any artist, the value of their fine art goes beyond that price which might be placed on a piece by a gallery or collector. It is a representation of their vision, their time and their inspirations captured in their chosen form and whilst it may be possible to replicate something similar, each and every piece of fine art is irreplaceable. It is understandable, therefore, that anyone involved in the world of fine art is likely to be somewhat cautious when it comes to selecting a courier company to help them with any piece of fine art delivery. Here at DeliveryApp, we provide some insight into the benefits of using our services to make sure your fine art arrives on time and in pristine condition.

What is fine art?

Fine art is defined as “a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness”. This covers a range of different art forms and is not limited to paintings. Other examples of fine art that may need to be couriered from one location to another safely include sculptures, watercolours, and graphics. Not all of these will, of course, be square in shape, which adds another issue to their safe transportation. The more complex the shape of the item is, the more complicated it is to send it. However, with the right packaging and delivery services, it can be done, as we explain below.

How to ship fine art

Whilst paintings, watercolours and graphics are more likely to be framed, and therefore square and easy to package up safely for delivery, sculptures are almost certainly not. Anyone who is looking to ship fine art, whether they are using a courier company to help them with the delivery or are simply packing the art up to be collected in person by the buyer, will need to ensure that it is packaged properly. This really is the most important thing that you can do when it comes to shipping your fine art. It not only helps to protect the items during transit so that they can arrive with your customer in great condition, but it will also make sure delivery is much easier for any courier company that you choose to use for your delivery. 


Insurance specialists who deal in fine art estimate that the majority of art losses occur during the transportation process, and these losses can range from a bit of minor damage to a canvas that can be touched up, to permanent damage to paintings and of course statues losing their heads!


Choose your packing materials carefully and ensure that you use plenty of them to protect the artwork you are shipping. If you are using a crate or sturdy carton to ship a sculpture then make sure that you fill all the gaps to prevent movement and also ensure it is sealed up properly. This will help to make the job of your courier team much easier. 

Choosing the right courier company

The last and by no means the least thing that you need to do is to find an Art and Fine art delivery courier through DeliveryApp who have the knowledge and experience necessary to undertake your delivery with the professional levels of care and attention that you require. At DeliveryApp, we can connect you with the right size of vehicle, and the right type of driver to transport your fine art. For larger items, DeliveryApp can help you arrange a two man team to ensure safe loading and unloading of your art, ensuring it doesn’t get damaged at any point during its journey. 


For peace of mind, our tracking system will also allow us to monitor every step of the journey your fine art takes, ensuring it arrives at its destination when you expect it to and in the condition it leaves your premises. 


Written by Joe Ferris

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