Storing Fine Arts Safely: A Guide


Whether you have an art collection, a traveling exhibition, or want to move your fine arts to another place, proper packing and handling is essential to keep your artworks secure during storage and shipping. Here are a few instructions that one should follow while storing their fine arts:

  • 3-D artworks should always be wrapped with bubble wraps and kept in appropriately sized boxes with sufficient padding. Don’t roll prints or posters. They should be kept in architect’s drawers covered with two sheets of tissue paper. Canvasses should be stored in upright position in descending order.

  • Do make sure the storage facility you’re using has climate-controlled environment, trained security personnel, high security monitoring 24*7, smoke & heat detection systems, and strict regulations to access the facility.

  • Storage facilities for fine arts are of different types. You cannot store all types of fine works in one storage unit. Store framed artworks in a sliding rack system and use bin storage for canvasses. Some companies even provide customized storage solutions for museums, private collectors and artists.

If fine arts are not stored properly, they can get damaged and even worse! Make sure you hire an experienced company providing fine arts packing and storage solutions for keeping your fine arts in perfect condition for hundreds of years.

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  • Very interesting and thank you for sharing Joelye.

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    Welcome Joelye to the community. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning how to properly store fine arts and portraits etc. Happy to share your post for more to read and know. Have a great day and once again welcome to the SE community. I look forward to reading future post from you.

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