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PACK & SEND have been packing and shipping artwork and works of art for nearly 30 years and count artists, collectors, art galleries and auction houses amongst our customers.

Artists – PACK & SEND work with some of the world’s top artists to ensure that their work is packed and shipped to exhibitions around the world, galleries or to private buyers of their works.

Auction Houses – With regular collections from Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Christie’s along with countless other auction houses in the UK and internationally PACK & SEND help thousands of private buyers from around the world each year with the collection, packing and shipping of their highly valuable works of art.

Art Galleries – PACK & SEND work with numerous art galleries and dealers to ensure that sold works are packed and shipped to their buyers both in the UK and Internationally.

Private Collectors – PACK & SEND have helped numerous private collectors of art to arrange the safe packing and shipment of their pieces to either exhibitions, auction houses or simply to move a piece from one property to another.

Over the years we have built up an enviable reputation for the packing and shipping of artworks, statues and collectables through our expert packaging solutions and our broad range of shipping and freight solutions. For the more valuable and larger pieces, our packaging solutions extend to the building of custom made crates and the more fragile items can be cushioned and protected whilst in transit using our unique foam cushioning product.

This is what just one customer had to say about our service ‘I had four small paintings sent from London to Perth, Western Australia. The process was exceptionally smooth and the paintings arrived quickly and very safely packed. It was both effortless and successful’

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Why use PACK & SEND for packing and shipping artwork and works of art?

  • PACK & SEND are experts in the secure packing of artwork, antiques, works of art and collectables of any size or value.
  • Our packaging experts can find a solution for the most fragile, large, awkward or valuable items from custom made cartons to foam-cushioned crates.
  • PACK & SEND’s broad range of shipping and freight solutions means that we can ship any item of any size or value anywhere in the world.
  • Our shipping solutions extend from air freight, sea freight, road freight to escorted items, and fully secure shipping solutions for the most valuable pieces.
  • PACK & SEND’s employees understand the complexity of international shipments of artworks and can advise on everything from customs regulations to certificates of export.
  • Our tailored Marine Transit Policy means that we can provide cover against loss or damage whilst in transit for any artwork or work of art of any value.

Art shipping solutions; to ensure your valuable art pieces arrive safely in the UK or internationally.

For more information on shipping artwork abroad or in this country, please call PACK & SEND for your nearest service centre on 0345 873 9990

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Our art shipping services are trusted by LAPADA and its members. As approved service providers our specialist art & antique shipping services are trusted to give your purchases and sales the ultimate care when packing and shipping them anywhere in the world.



Loss and damage protection

Highly valuable artwork can be covered against loss or damage whilst in transit on our Marine Transit policy and we can provide cover up to any value.

Our customers keep coming back to us time and time again because of our high levels of personalised service, our No Limits approach to every job we undertake and the fact that we will go the extra mile to meet our customer’s needs. Nothing is too hard for PACK & SEND and we pride ourselves on our ability to securely pack and ship any artwork or work of art of any size or value to anywhere in the world.

To find your nearest PACK & SEND service centre use our online service centre locator or call us on: 0345 873 9990

To get a quote or estimate for the packing and shipping of artwork, works of art, statues or collectables, either within the UK or Internationally, just click here.


Volumetric Weight Calculator

Volumetric weight is the measure of the density of a package. This can also be known as dimensional weight and is used by couriers and shipping services to calculate how much to charge for a shipment. Whichever is the highest out of the actual weight and volumetric weight of the parcel will be used to calculate the shipping charge.

This means shippers can make consignments cost-effective. Charging the actual weight can make a shipment of large but lightweight items unsustainable.

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The final volumetric weight for your package will be influenced by the shipping service used and this range shows the top and bottom values for the dimensions entered. The weight calculation used can be clarified by the Service Centre during the estimate process.


In our near 30 years of helping artists safely move their work to destinations all over the world; to new homes, exhibitions or anywhere we have encountered some fascinating works that have put our services to the test.

No matter how challenging this art may have been to PACK & SEND we used our expertise to find a solution making sure these artists can showcase their masterpieces to a global audience. We have featured some of the specialist jobs we have done as case studies, from artists such as Luke Jerram and Valeria Nascimento.

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Art of the Month

PACK & SEND Art of the Month is a competition run on social media on the last Friday of the month. This competition is designed to give back to the art community by offering a place where artists can showcase their work to a wide audience. All winning entries are featured on the PACK & SEND website as well as being posted on all of our social media platforms too, these are; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

For more information on how to take part and to see the previous winners visit the website.

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Can you safely pack my artwork for safe shipping?

Our expert packers can safely pack your art no matter how valuable or fragile it is. Custom crates can be made for artwork too with foam in place technology for extra protection.

Where can you deliver my art to?

PACK & SEND have a range of international and domestic shipping options, fit to transport your packaged art to wherever in the world you need it to go. We also offer collection services for art across the entire UK, if the collection is required outside of the UK, we can advise on how to safely pack your art for safe delivery.

Do you offer loss or damage cover for art shipments?

At PACK & SEND we offer comprehensive loss and damage cover for all art shipments regardless of their value. This cover does only apply to goods that have been packed and shipped by PACK & SEND and cannot be offered as a product for goods that are being shipped by a third party. Contact your nearest PACK & SEND service centre to find out how they can organise this for your shipment.

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At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider. We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.

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PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques. We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.

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We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit. However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide Shipping Warranty protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments.

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