How Do You Pack for Fine Art Storage?

fine art storageWhen your art pieces and collections are ready for a break, it’s important to properly pack your fine art for storage. Because each piece is unique and requires special attention, you should consider custom options and professional handling. 

Although it may seem a simple task to pack your fine art for storage yourself, there are DIY shipping and storage risks.

Discover why you should use custom crating and packaging with professionals to properly prepare your fine art for storage.

Risks of DIY Methods

It can be challenging to know which packaging is the most durable for your artwork. If you don’t make the right choices, your art could be damaged during transportation. It may also be exposed to harmful elements during its journey and while in storage. Incorrect packaging magnifies the risk of tears, smudges, and dents in your pieces. 

The best way to ensure your artwork is protected at all times is by partnering with professional art handlers. The experts on our team at Art Work FAS have extensive experience, packing, crating, transporting, and storing even the most delicate collections.

Custom Crating

Building custom crates is a common and reliable way our team at Art Work FAS prepares art pieces for their seasonal hiatus. All of our crates are custom constructed with high-quality wood to precisely fit any piece of art. We have a multitude of crating options including:

  • Museum and international crates
  • Standard crates
  • One-way crates
  • Travel frames

Whether you need to pack and store a painting or an entire collection of statues, custom crating is a secure option to safely store your artwork.

Fine Art Packaging

In addition to using a crate custom-built for your art, you need to utilize durable packaging to support your pieces on their journey. Whether your art is taking a long trip to storage or just a short shuttle ride, professionals like those at Art Work FAS can help you determine the best packaging. We use onsite packing and soft-wrapping made of the most up-to-date archival materials to guarantee the safe transport for your art. All of our materials are eco-friendly and made of recycled wrapping and packaging products whenever possible.

Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts  

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork. 

Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  

 To request an estimate or find out more about the services Art Work Fine Art Services offers, contact us.  

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