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Packing Tips

Helpful Tips for Packing Two Dimensional Framed Art

Helpful Packing Tips for Two Dimensional Framed Art There could be many reasons you need to pack your own art. You are moving into a new home, shipping the work out as a gift, or simply putting the work in storage. Whatever the reason, there are a number of disasters that can occur from the […]

Cultural Heritage

New Ways of Protecting Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage is unique and irreplaceable, which places the responsibility of preservation on the current generation. Whether it is art or monuments, tangible heritage is always at risk and nowhere is this seen to be truer than in Iraq (technically Afghanistan as well but that’s for another blog). Many are aware of the recent history of […]

Mona Lisa

A Pleasant Surprise: Earliest Copy of Mona Lisa Discovered in Prado

The earliest known copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece Mona Lisa has been discovered by conservators at the Prado in Madrid.  Experts believe that this copy, originally hidden beneath black overpaint, was painted in Leonardo’s studio by one of his pupils alongside Master da Vinci himself.  The two key authorities at both the Louvre […]

Conservation

Conservation in the 21st Century

Trolling the web for the latest art news, I stumbled upon a fascinating article on Wired. According to Mike Olson, an unlikely partnership with an even stranger toolbox has emerged to restore the frescoes at the Church of Santos Juanes in the Spanish city of Valencia, otherwise known as the birthplace of paella. Between the […]

paper conservation

Introduction to Paper Conservation

Paper conservation is the preservation of a wide range of rare and valuable objects that are paper-based. The paper objects, due to their vulnerability, must be cared for properly to ensure their appreciation and value for decades to come. Such vulnerability comes from the chemical change that occurs through cellulose deterioration that is caused by […]

Caring for Your Ceramic Works

Caring for Your Ceramic Works of Art

You did it. You visited galleries, combed catalogues, searched the web, and purchased that ceramic by Léger or Picasso that you’ve been dreaming of for months now. Having discarded the bubble wrap and displayed the piece, you might feel your work is done. However, caring for your ceramic works is an ongoing process. To begin with, […]

Conservation

Conservation and Collecting Art: The Role of the Conservationist

Works of art are subject to a variety of disfiguring ills, many of them caused by environmental and human effects. These ills can range from small tears, stains, to natural aging to the damage caused by fluctuations of temperature and light exposure. The inks and paints that the artist themselves use can contain acids as […]

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Shipping Informatoin

Custom Packing and Insured Shipping
Expert custom packaging and insured shipping guarantees the safety of your work and the security of your investment while in transit.
We typically ship using FedEx, as they assume full insurance for door-to-door transit of your artwork. We charge actual shipping and insurance costs, plus the cost of the packing materials. We never charge a handling fee. Feel free to contact us for shipping quotes. Should you opt to use a shipper other than FedEx, we ask that you please notify us prior to shipping. Please note: shipments to California residents are subject to local sales tax.

Masterworks Fine Art Gallery schedules shipping for our clients. Works can be shipped via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days), 3-Day, 2-Day, Standard Overnight or Priority Overnight shipping. Purchases typically ship within 3 days of payment clearance. We ship daily, Monday – Friday. Special delivery arrangements can be made, if needed.

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