Tips to Safely Crate and Transport Art Collections

Tips to Safely Crate and Transport Art CollectionsIf you are an art professional looking to transport art collections, art professionals understand the significance of relying on a highly skilled team for crating and shipping. The consequences of any mishaps during transportation can be devastating and costly. Whether you are an art collector, gallery owner, or artist, having a trusted logistics partner by your side is essential.

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At Art Work Fine Art Services, we specialize in fine art logistics and provide invaluable insights to ensure the safe and secure transportation of your precious artwork.

Read more to learn how we safely crate and transport your art collection.

Professional Crating Services

“The number one tip we recommend is consulting with an expert handler,” says Art Work FAS Project Manager Sarah Teutimez.


The first step to safely transporting your artwork is to invest in high-quality custom crates to protect your pieces during local and international transport. Our team meticulously crafts crates that perfectly accommodate your collection. We handle packaging for your biggest and smallest pieces.

Our crates are constructed using top-quality materials and are clearly labeled with handling guidelines and orientation instructions. We prioritize the structural integrity of your valuable artwork, employing archival materials whenever necessary and offering a range of customizable choices.

Whether you need to transport a single sculpture locally or create crates for international exhibitions, we address your specific shipping and handling needs to safeguard your artwork.

Things to Consider for Transportation

If you are looking to move your collection, find the most suitable shipping service by considering your needs, including timeframes, pricing, and handling requirements.

If you are looking to transport your collection to destinations like Seattle, Portland, or even farther, we ensure a seamless and secure journey for your artwork. Art Work Fine Art Services specializes in safe and reliable shipping and handling of fine art.

Fine art shipping options include art shuttles that travel up and down the Pacific west coast, exclusive custom artwork delivery services to major cities and rural areas, and support for international transportation.

The Benefits of Dedicated Art Handlers

If you are searching for a reliable partner to assist you with all your fine artwork needs, our experienced professionals possess the expertise required to handle delicate pieces like sculptures. They provide valuable insight into installation and manage logistics throughout the artwork's life cycle.

Regardless of the specific questions you may have, our team members are industry leaders who can mitigate risks and ensure the safety of your artwork during transit.

 A Logistics Partner to Help Professionals Transport Art Collections

Fine artwork demands careful consideration and expert handling during transportation. You can ensure the safe packaging and transportation of your art collection to its new destination with guided assistance of a logistics expert.

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 fine art handling, 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.