Safely Transporting Art Across Montana and the Mountain West

transport artTransporting art of any medium across the Mountain West requires exceptional attention to detail. Even the smallest knick or scratch can diminish the value of individual pieces and collections. 

Whether you’re transporting your art to places like Montana and Wyoming or shipping your art to the west coast, these tips can help it all safely arrive at its destination.

Exclusive Delivery

Much of the Mountain West region has a decidedly rural infrastructure. As a result, typical fine art shuttle routes may not reach your destination. Exclusive delivery is the ideal option for transporting art through these often rugged areas. Through this method, your art will receive white-glove treatment from pickup to delivery. Your art will have its own private truck and dedicated fine art handlers to ensure it’s safe all along its journey. 

Even if you’re near typical shuttle routes, you may want to consider Exclusive Delivery options for collections headed for museums or brokers. It’s typical practice in these agreements that fine art pieces must be transported privately and delivered without any stops. Exclusive Delivery can help you meet your contractual obligations and rest assured that your art is secure no matter how far it travels.

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High-Quality Packing

Every piece you transport must be treated differently. Paintings tend to retain similar shapes, but will vary in size. Installation pieces and sculptures, on the other hand, can drastically range in both shape and size. This is why you must consider the individual needs of each of your fine art pieces when getting them ready for transportation. We recommend using custom crates or travel frames for transport of your collections. 

These are the top options to consider:

  • Museum Crates: highest-grade crates, designed for multiple uses
  • Standard Crates: mid-grade crates, designed for repeated use
  • One-Way Crates: most economical crate, designed for single trip protection
  • Travel Frames: most economical solution for large artwork and framed pieces

Transporting art or collections to a new home? Let our team at ArtWork FAS take care of all of the details and give you peace of mind. Request an estimate today!

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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