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Moving Fine Art And Sculpture in Bath

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Moving Fine Art And Sculpture in Bath

Are any items quite so delicate and in need of special care as your irreplaceable artworks and sculptures? Perhaps only certain musical instruments and antiques come close. You may be a collector with dozens of these precious items or a more casual fan with just a few, but whatever the case, these goods need to be treated with kid gloves and the right kind of knowledge. There is an art to moving art and it’s well worth having at least a rudimentary grasp of it before the time comes. 

Paintings require crating (see – it almost rhymes). It’s not enough to slap bubble wrap or blankets over them and hope for the best. A moving company that knows what it’s doing will actually construct a wooden crate around the painting so that it fits perfectly and provides the necessary security. Some artworks will require temperature-controlled conditions so that their pigments aren’t affected. 

Being three-dimensional, sculpture presents additional complications; there are so many variations in measurements that they must also be treated on a case-by-case basis. Foam-padded crating is vital so that your precious sculptures can withstand the rigours of transportation. Your moving company should use the kind of crates that are typically employed by museums when they need to move works between premises. Another issue with sculpture is the need to make sure it can be moved through all the doorways and corridors it will have to travel to leave your old home and move into your new one. It’s important to have worked this out in advance. Difficulties can be overcome by using cranes to get items in place.