Shipping Artwork and Antiques by Air: What You Need to Know

When it comes to transporting artwork and antiques, air travel is the fastest way to get them to their destination. However, there are certain restrictions and regulations that must be taken into account. First and foremost, these items must be declared as hand luggage and transported under your own responsibility. It is important to keep in mind that a change in climate can have an effect on the condition of the items, so it is best to unwrap them as soon as possible after arrival.

In addition, each country has its own rules and regulations when it comes to the import of works of art and antiques. You may need to complete separate documents for these items and pay duties and taxes before they can be published. You may even need certificates to prove the authenticity and price of some pieces. It is a good idea to organize an appraisal before shipping.

Air transport is only suitable for small and medium-sized works of art due to its cost and special regulations. Therefore, it is important to be aware of all the restrictions before shipping artwork or antiques by air.

Ross Yetto
Ross Yetto

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