• Transportation by road should be in fully closed hard walled secured trucks, equipped with a mobile phone and an internal strapping system.  A supply of clean PU Foam, bubble wrap and acid free tissue should be carried.
  • The cargo area of the truck should be clean and free of any loose objects/particles.
  • Works should be crated for transportation, as per Museum specifications.
  • Crates should be strapped or wedged so that they cannot move about when in transit.
  • There should be a minimum of two UAPL staff  with the works in transit, at all times, other than when the shipments are on board vessel or on the aircraft or accompanied by a courier designated by the lender/Museum/Art Gallery/Organiser.
  • Loading/Unloading of works into the trucks in strong wind or rain is to be avoided, unless required in an emergency.pic1


Airport Supervision:
  • To handle successful fine art consignment is to have maximum control on the consignment starting from packing, handling, transportation and handover to airlines.
  • The key is to go one step more and oversee the handling at airport, witnessing the palletizing / de-palletizing of the consignment.
  • Permissions for overseeing the handling at airport can be obtained at the time of filing the documents at Customs (depending on the security situation at each city).
  • Professional Art handlers for examination & x-ray handling of crates.
  • Storage should be secure and climate controlled.
  • Using dehumidifiers & air-conditions.
  • Store rooms should be kept clean and tidy.
  • Crated works of art should be stored on pallets, not directly on the floor.
  • Works of art should be stored with the crate oriented upright so that the paintings are the same way that they would usually hang, whether landscape or portrait format.