How to safely move artwork

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You are moving, but at the same time, you have an art collection that you don’t want to carry with you – Then the only solution is to move your artwork with you. How to safely move them, how to pack them properly, which packaging to choose, and many other questions are running through your mind now. But don’t worry, there is no situation that Royal Moving & Storage Inc can’t handle. Today we will reveal to you many useful tips on how to safely move artwork. But also a few interesting facts about the artworks themselves. So, let’s see!


A work of art can be defined as an object that was created as a result of the creative genius, talent, inspiration, and invested work, the effort of an artist. The artist strives to express thoughts and emotions through artwork. And then, he transfers all his feelings to the canvas. This is precisely why it’s said that every painting has its own story. Also, what is essential to know is that every work has a particular aesthetic, meaningful, emotional, social, and historical value.

The girl who paints
Artwork is in most cases created as a product of imagination, but at the same time, it is the representation of the artist’s emotions.

In order to choose a safe way to move your artwork more easily, you need to know what type it belongs to, because a lot can depend on that. Artwork can be made of different materials, it can be of different sizes, as well as different weights. This is good to take into account when moving it. Some types of artwork are fine art, drawings, graphics, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. But buildings that can’t be moved can also be assigned to this group. Also, a group of artworks includes music. But we will talk about music another time.

The most famous artwork in the world

We all know that Mona Lisa is one of the most famous works of art in the world painted by Leonardo da Vinci. And at the same time, among all works of art, it’s one of the most famous paintings. This painting is in the Louvre museum, and about 6 million people come to visit it every year.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is one of the most famous museums in California. It’s located in LA and is also known as LACMA. This museum has an extremely early collection with over 1,500 objects. And also, this museum is one of the most popular in the USA and is visited annually by about 1.5 million visitors. Some famous pictures are right here. For example, Cotton Pickers – Winslow Homer, Resurrection of Lazarus – by Rembrandt van Rijn, and Portrait of Sebastián Junior Vidal – by Pablo Picasso are just some of the works of the world that are in this museum.

And one more important thing, furniture movers in Las Angeles are at your disposal during your move. They will take care of all your things but also safely move your artwork. They also advise you to definitely visit LACMA.

How to safely move artwork?

So, when it finally comes time to prepare, pack and move your artwork, then you will really have a lot of questions in your head. Start with how, what is the safest way, what is the best packaging, etc. All these questions are important if you want to safely move your artwork with you. If Hollywood is your choice, movers from Hollywood CA are at your disposal for all your questions. And now, we will reveal to you several useful tips for safely moving artwork.

  • Adequate preparation
  • Proper selection of packaging
  • Safe packing

Our movers will also show you several excellent museums that you can visit in Hollywood. Such as Madame Tussauds Hollywood, The Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, Museum of Illusions, and many others.

How to prepare your artwork for the move?

Before you start preparing, you need to get all the necessary moving and packing supplies. Only when you have done that can you start preparing artwork for moving. What you need to do in that process is to clean it of dust, as well as to wrap your artwork in soft foil or bubble wrap. Cover with tape, and after that, you can move on to the packages. Also, for pictures and portraits, we recommend using cotton fabrics instead of foil due to condensation. But also because the moisture that is created can damage the color of your picture.

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Proper preparation is the basis of safely moving artwork.

Which packaging is the most reliable for moving artwork?

The choice of packaging plays a major role in your move, regardless of whether you want to pack artwork or some other things. When it comes to artwork, depending on the type and size, the choice of packaging will also depend. For example, for statues and sculptures, it’s desirable that they be large cardboard boxes, while for paintings, you can use flat cardboard boxes.

For packing artwork, you will need:

  • Cardboard boxes of different sizes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Soft foil
  • Packing paper
  • Rope
  • Adhesive tape
  • Cotton covers

Also, keep in mind that experienced movers West Hollywood has can give you a lot of advice about choosing the right and adequate packaging for packing artwork. And also, they can help you with packing. Don’t be shy to ask them for help!

How to pack artwork?

The packing process also plays a major role in moving, regardless of whether it’s furniture, glass objects, artwork, or some other things. Packing must always be done correctly. So, when you finish preparing, move on to packing. Pack the pictures in narrow boxes, and wrap them beforehand in paper or cotton cover. At the same time, you can wrap some larger and more bulky items in bubble wrap and pack them in boxes that you will fill with newspaper to prevent the items from “walking” during transport. If you have any difficulties during packing, our North Hollywood movers are at your service. Just call them!

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Our movers can safely move artwork of any size or fragility

Remember our tips and safely move artwork!

Our advice, as well as our professional movers, will help you safely move artwork. All you need is to contact us and remember our tips. Also, when you move to LA, remember that there are many exhibitions at LACMA waiting for you. Don’t let them go!

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