A Canadian Exhibition for Messum’s.

Our regular client Messum’s arranged an exhibition of paintings in Canada. There were a large number of paintings’s to be shipped and price was a factor. To keep costs to a minimum we packed the paintings in our usual way with film & felt, and then into individual envelopes grouped by size and packed into bespoke cases.     

On arriving at the gallery, we heard the staffs were really impressed with the way the items had been packed and how easy they were to unpack. With the exhibition a success and a good quantity of the paintings sold, the gallery had to arrange onward shipping. They were able to use the original packing materials; but as the paintings had originally been grouped together and packed in larger crates, they then had to source secure outer packaging for sold paintings. This wound up costing considerably more and did not offer the same security that the paintings had originally had. It’s agreed that in future it would be more cost effective to pack the paintings in their own cases, meaning those that are sold can be shipped on with ease and peace of mind. It also means that the un-sold paintings can be shipped back with ease and stored in top-notch condition.

Rob explains, “It is sometimes a balancing act when cost is a factor. With the benefit of hindsight, it is easy to demonstrate the value of a bespoke packing case. However, when you are watching the costs, bespoke packing can seem like an extravagance. It rarely is though; as our crates are reusable, waterproof and always screwed (we do not use nails!), they offer protection to the painting and frame whenever they are being stored or moved. So most people keep a hold of them and use them time and again.”

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