Sculpture moving is never an easy thing. Some of us do have conservative taste and we tend to by “less loud” pieces of art. But some of us have more flamboyant taste and tend to purchase sculptures and other pieces of art that reflect this trait. As beautiful as these pieces are, they are one of the primary causes of anxiety when it comes to moving. Therefore, it is safe to say that sculpture moving should be kept, safely, to the professionals.
Firstly, each sculpture must be appraised by a professional before the move. The pieces must then be clearly photographed and cataloged. A copy of this catalog must be handed over to the mover. It is also advisable to notify the sculpture moving company of the materials that have been used to make the piece. This way, they can decide on the best climate sensitive packing materials to use.
Expensive sculptures must always be insured before the move. Actually it’s a good idea to insure all your sculptures before moving them to a new destination. Once all the paperwork and the insuring is complete, the sculpture movers will then proceed to wrapping and packing the pieces.
Sculptures are most often first wrapped securely with polythene and then padded with cushioning and padding to protect the piece against collision damage. This packing material is climate sensitive to ensure that no discoloring or molding occurs during the move. It is always recommended that you ask your professional sculpture movers to unpack your pieces at the final destination.