I will package it myself – what should I pay attention to?

You should also pay attention to the condition of your item – for example the work should be thoroughly dry before shipment.

You should also be sure to select the right packaging for the type of item: an oil painting, for example, should initially be covered with a layer of Tyvek to prevent the development of condensation between an oil painting and bubble wrap.

Alternatively, you can have your item packaged by us and we can then offer you insurance during transportation. You can decide whether we should package your picture in soft bubble wrap with edge protection. For sculptures and other items, meanwhile, we recommend cardboard and padding. Here, we offer two options - premium packaging for sculptures up to 30kg or - low-cost packaging for sculptures up to 30kg. We are currently unable to ship sculptures and items over 30kg.

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Can I ship multiple items?

Yes, up to 10 items per shipment booking. Each item must not weigh more than 70kg, unpackaged sculptures must not exceed 30kg (packaged weight 70kg).

In which class of goods does my item belong?

There are three classes of goods: paintings, sculptures and fragile objects.

How do I package my items?

Package your item carefully and correctly in order to protect it during transportation. For pictures, we recommend bubble wrap and edge protection as a minimum.

What is the maximum possible size of the items?

The item must not exceed 200cm (H) x 200cm (W) x 100 cm (D) in size or 70kg in weight. Unpackaged sculptures must not exceed 30kg in weight. If even one of these limits is exceeded, the shipment cannot take place – you can find more details on this in our GTCs.

My item is already in a crate – can I send it through myartshipping?

Of course you can send your item through myartshipping if it is already packaged in a crate. However, you must comply with the size and weight restrictions.

How do I measure my item?

Please enter the dimensions of your item in the following order: Height x width x depth

Can I only ship pictures with myartshipping?

Aside from pictures, you can send sculptures up to 30kg. The packaged weight of the sculptures can be as much as 70kg.

How do I measure a sculpture?

Please enter the dimensions of your sculpture in the following order: Height x width x depth

What constitutes suitable packaging?

The item is packaged in such a way that it is sufficiently protected against the sort of bumps and scrapes that can be expected during transportation.

Can I ship my item unpackaged?

Unpackaged items will not be shipped. We can package your item for you.

When is my painting transportable?

Only completely dry paintings can be transported, oil on canvas needs up to 10 days to dry.

My item is not packaged, can myartshipping package it?

We can package your item for you in bubble wrap or in cardboard.