Things to consider when transporting works of art Automatic translate
If your collection has works of art that have material or emotional value for you, make sure that they are transported by specialists. Never trust valuables to people who have no experience with them. Even from a minor blow, paint on the old canvas may fall off, burst the frame or break the glass. For the same reasons, you should not engage in the transportation of truly valuable things yourself.
But there are some fairly simple and affordable ways to prevent damage. For example, if you are going to transport a picture, remove all metal fasteners from the frame, carefully remove the canvas and shift between it and the felt frame - this will protect the canvas from scratches that the frame itself can cause when shaking, and potential damage from the expansion-contraction of the frame or canvases. Then, wrap everything in opaque wrapping paper. In doing so, the paper should be labeled as acid free.
Wrapped work is wrapped with a special bubble wrap and placed in a box, which on all sides is slightly larger than the picture. Styrofoam or ordinary popcorn, which can then be fed to birds, is poured into the resulting space. (About popcorn - this is not a joke - it is environmentally friendly, and therefore it is quite suitable for our purposes). The painting must be transported in the same position in which it hangs on the wall.
If the picture is behind the glass, it is better to fasten it with masking tape, applying it so that in case of damage, the glass does not break and does not harm the picture. Then, the spots from the tape will need to be carefully removed, and here you also need to be careful - fumes of chemical solvents can harm the canvas. Therefore, remove traces of tape only with hexane or mineral spirits applied to a cotton swab. If you are not sure that you can do everything right, find professionals on http://perevozka24.ru/regions who can take all the trouble of transporting your masterpieces to themselves. But make sure that transportation will take place on the same day (if possible), so that paintings and other works of art are not stored in a warehouse where humidity will not meet the required standard.
Anna Sidorova © Gallerix.ru