Fine Art Shipping

For over 20 years PACK & SEND has been supplying art shipping services to Galleries, collectors, dealers, artists and exhibitions around the world. Whether it be a single piece that needs to be moved from its place of purchase to its new home, or an entire collection to be moved to the other side of the world, PACK & SEND’s knowledge, experience and attention to detail will ensure your shipment goes smoothly.

Our levels of customer service are legendary and we pride ourselves on having customers who become raving fans once they have experienced our service.

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Global Art Delivery and Collection

Worldwide Delivery

PACK & SEND have an extensive range of international shipping methods from road freight, air freight to sea freight solutions for those extremely substantial art pieces or collections.

Whether your shipment is destined for continental Europe or further afield we can provide a shipping solution that satisfies the demands placed upon it by yourself and your customers. Click on the image to the left to download our guide to Fine Art Shipping Services.

All shipments require signatures upon delivery, are barcoded to allow for full traceability throughout the journey and where required we can provide un-packing and hanging services for the more discerning of your clients.

For extremely sensitive pieces we can provide a full on-board courier service meaning that we will physically accompany your shipment throughout its journey to final delivery point.

Worldwide Collection

Through our imports team we can provide reverse collections and import back into the UK where pieces have been out for display or exhibition and require repatriation.

We can also provide the facility to collect pieces bought or sourced abroad and import them back to the UK.

GLOBAL ART SHIPPING

Secure Art Packing

At PACK & SEND we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver our brand promise of shipping anything, anywhere – no matter how fragile, awkward in shape, large or valuable. A large part of our ability to deliver this promise is our expertise in packing artwork; no matter how delicate or valuable the item may be and no matter what constraints are placed upon it by the shipping method.

Cases and Crates

All our crates are made to the individual specification for the job in hand. They are made from the highest quality kiln dried timber all of which is 56/30 ISPM15 certified. Each crate can be lined with a variety of cushioning materials of various thicknesses and densities depending upon the nature of the item travelling. All can have wheels, hinges or handles if the job requires and polythene or waterproof lining if needed. Where a lighter and more economical outer packaging is appropriate we can build to individual specification tri-wall or double wall cases which saves weight whilst providing a robust outer casing.

A-Frames

For those items that must travel upright or on any particular axis, an A-Frame can be added to the crate in order to ensure the correct orientation of the crate is maintained whilst in transit.

Foam-in-place Technology

For items that are of a particularly sensitive nature (either to vibration or through their fragility) crates and cases can be lined with our unique foam in place technology. The density of the foam can be electronically controlled to increase or decrease its density depending on the nature of the piece to be packed.

Injected into the case or crate the artwork sits in effect in an aerated foam cushion whilst in transit providing protection for the most fragile of items.

Void Packing

The best cushioning material is fresh air as vibration cannot pass through an air gap.

Items of extreme fragility, therefore, will be packed in a void before then being cushioned within the outer case or crate using our foam in place technology ensuring safe transit of even the most fragile of items.

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Expert Art Packing

Professional Art Shipping Services

Customs Assistance

PACK & SEND will advise and prepare all required customs paperwork to ensure your shipment or your customer’s shipment has a smooth transit through both UK customs and the receiving country’s customs authority.

We can also arrange temporary export and import documentation and Carnets for works travelling internationally for exhibition.

Where you or your client does not want to undergo the delay of having the shipment held whilst duties are paid we can arrange to ship duties paid meaning that there will be no hold up in customs whilst payment is awaited.

Shipping Warranty

Whilst it is an unlikely occurrence, the PACK & SEND Warranty provides loss and damage protection to our customers whilst their items are in transit.

Our Marine Transit Policy, specifically designed for PACK & SEND and underwritten by one of the world’s largest and most experienced freight and shipping insurers, enables us to provide unlimited cover for just about any type of item, whether travelling by air, sea or road…providing complete peace of mind.

Art Damage Warranty

International Art Delivery Case Studies

We are frequently asked to take on the task of shipping some extremely fragile items which have extended from Lladro collections to museum pieces such as the Meccano scale model of the Ferris wheel featured in the iconic film The Third Man. None of our artist customers, though, challenge us more than Luke Jerram and Valeria Nascimento.

Valeria’s medium is porcelain and her installations often comprise of thousands of fragile petals mounted onto canvas or even the wall itself and finished in a design celebrating the natural world. On occasions we have shipped just the petals themselves and co-ordinated with Valeria who then travels to her client’s location to install the work personally.

She regularly exhibits her art globally – when PACK & SEND often both deliver and repatriate her pieces – and her work has been sold and delivered to private and commercial clients as far afield as Russia, the USA and the Far East.

Luke is possibly best known for Museum of the Moon – his giant moon installation – which PACK & SEND helped ship around the world to exhibitions but it is his Glass Microbiology – a series of intricate glass sculptures and whose predominant theme is the beauty and complexity of viruses at a microscopic level – that present the real challenge. To describe Luke’s works as fragile would be an understatement.

Valeria installing in Dallas

‘Flexibility and reliability are crucial when servicing the needs of my clients; and PACK & SEND never disappoint. As a busy artist, not having to worry about my work being delivered safely means I have more time to concentrate on my art.’

Valeria Nascimento
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Working in the International Art Market

Galleries and Artists

Our work for both artists and the Galleries that represent them means that we understand the sometimes unique pressures that can exist when shipping art.

We also understand that your reputation with your customer is at stake and in commissioning PACK & SEND you are investing a huge amount of trust in us.

That is why, whether we are shipping an entire collection for exhibition or a single piece to its buyer, we apply the same high level of preparation, planning and attention to detail in executing the shipment.

Some of the artists whose work PACK & SEND have been entrusted with shipping include:

Banksy • RETNA • Mr Brainwash •  Damien Hirst • Ralph Heimans •  Andy Warhol •  Bradley Theodore •  Richard Hambleton •  David Yarrow • Tracey Emin •  Michael Moebius •  Takashi Murakami •  Luke Jerram •  Jeff Koons •  Valeria Nascimento •  Harland Miller •  The Connor Brothers •  Gerhard Richter

Art Dealers

We have over the years built strong customer relationships with many art dealers who continue to use our services time and time again.

Whether they have sold directly or through one of the many online portals available to dealers, our world class service and sensible pricing means that we continue to be entrusted with a fundamental part of their business.

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Luke with the Moon

‘Shipping fragile artworks around the globe takes a lot of care and paperwork! We were happy to find PACK & SEND who provide a personalised and effective service to get artworks to my clients with minimal effort from myself.’

Luke Jerram
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I found Pack & Send through a recommendation. Have only used them a few times but so far it has been a good experience. I would say if you relatively inexperienced at exporting then you definitely need a Pack & Send in your life!... Click box for more

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Gavin Watkins

I recently transported a sculpture through Pack and Send Newbury to Sydney Australia. Ann from Pack and Send was so helpful, the cost was fair, the sculpture was packed fantastically well and the sculpture arrived in 4 days!! I am so impressed by their service and attention to detail... Click box for more

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Michael Trim

No fuss excellent service with good communications. Thank you Stephanie. Friends sent us a large painting from Guildford to Naples Fl. For a variety of reasons there was a timing issue. The painting was picked up on the afternoon I called from USA and bear in mind we are 5 hrs behind UK time , dispatched within 24 hrs... Click box for more

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Julian Tyler

Great service, had several items including a wall clock I needed to ship to the USA, as I am in the USA I had to rely on Pack and Send to collect the items, wrap securely, complete the customs forms and ship to me in the middle of the USA. They picked up the items on a Tuesday... Click box for more

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Daniele and George were incredibly helpful with our dual move to both Scotland and Spain! Couldn't of asked for a more friendly and helpful couple of guys to help with what could of been a horribly stressful move. They also helped with the packaging of a mirror, and pick up of our boxes. 10/10... Click box for more

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Gill Marsden

I rang Mark & Anita in a panic when the shipping company I had ordered a crate from let me down at the last minute. I wish I'd just gone to them in the first place. They are professional, thorough, careful and also very lovely people to deal with. I have already passed on their details to two people, and I will certainly be using them again. I wish I could give them six stars... Click box for more

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Gallery@Patrick Donald

I really highly recommend the service with Jamie and the Belfast office at Pack and Send. I was having a terrible time trying to find someone who could ship some over-sized art pieces to the continent, and was getting either ridiculous quotes or dead silence... Click box for more

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Tamsin Grobler

I had fantastic service from Javaid and his team - I had an attic full of stuff that needed to be picked up, carefully packed and shipped all the way to Australia & it all went through without a hitch! Price was great and it was delivered to my door within days... Click box for more

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Expensive Broadcast Equipment picked up and packaged on a two day turnaround. The Pack and Send team were all professional in dealing with my request they made the whole process very easy and i will not hesitate to use your company again… Click box for more

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Rex

I had a great experience with Julian at Pack & Send Spitalfields. The service was smooth and easy, the communication was fast and clear. He made shipping a bulky item overseas painless and simple and I was impressed with the price... Click box for more

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Dannii Johns

Excellent service, quick & easy process, very friendly staff. Will definitely be my 'go to' place for all my shipping/courier needs!... Click box for more

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Christopher Hogg

I used Pack and Send, Sheldon to send a large glass coffee table to Iceland. The service and communication was excellent and the table arrived in good time and in one piece! Very happy customer... Click box for more

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Jesus Ricupero

Great service! We got a quote online from Darius and on the day we said we will go to the store with the packages, he was there already waiting for us with the quote on hand. The whole process was quick and easy, they even offer to pack your stuff on site... Click box for more

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INTERNATIONAL
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At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider.

We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.

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PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques.

We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.

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PEACE OF MIND

We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit.

However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide Gold Service protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments

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