Packaging fine art for shipping is an art in itself. Before beginning it’s journey to it’s new home, everything possible must be done to ensure it gets there safely. I recently packaged some fairly large pieces to send, and this is how I did it. The piece in the example below measures 40 inches high x 30 inches wide. It is an oil painting on a cradled wood panel, so quite rigid. If you are packaging a canvas on stretcher, you might do more reinforcing in your packaging. Likewise, pieces framed under glass might need special considerations I don’t discuss here. Really big pieces might require a wooden crate. Do your research! Google is a mine of information. So here’s how I do it, step-by-step:
Shipping art can be fraught with worry and nail-biting, but packaging the art properly should help take some of that uncertainty out of the equation!