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Experts in the art of moving fine art

When you need proven professionals for museum moving and fine art shipping, look to Advance Relocation Systems as your total solution. Our experienced and trained professionals provide service without fail, from fine art crating and shipping to storage and delivery.  Whether for a single piece or exhibition spanning multiple cities, we bring the surety, safety, and care you demand.  Sensitive and delicate artifacts are safe in our care with specialized equipment for climate-controlled transportation.

Specialized Services for Transporting Fine Art

Moving fine art requires a multitude of services. Our total service draws on our own resources and proven capabilities.

Temperature Controlled Capabilities

Our temperature-controlled shipping protects fine art from adverse environmental factors.

  • Our processes control temperature, humidity, and exposure to UV light throughout the shipping cycle.
  • Our national and international partnerships, including the Atlas network, provide coordinated climate-controlled fine art storage across the United States and Canada.
  • Our facilities are secure against fire, smoke, and unauthorized access. 

Other Highly Specialized Capabilities

  • Multiple truckloads for traveling exhibitions
  • Last on-first off (LOFO) loading and delivery
  • Exclusive use of reserved shipment space
  • Armed guards and police escorts
  • Best route surveys and acquisition of permits
  • Compliance with all requirements for DOT certification and FMC licensing
  • TSA clearance at all airports
  • International services, including installation and disassembly as needed
  • Dual-operator teams available for enhanced safety and efficiency
  • Space reservations available

Safety and Security 

  • Pilot car escorts for legal and safety assurance
  • Custom rigging to secure large and unusual loads for safe transport
  • Compliance with state and municipal requirements
  • Couriers welcome as passengers during transportation
  • Insurance against unforeseen events
  • Enhanced security options to safeguard items at every point in the transit cycle
  • Access to experts in fine arts crating for paintings and dimensional pieces
  • Constant surveillance available
  • Alarmed trailers available 

Equipment

  • High-cube trailers with enlarged capacity and access
  • Equipped trailers with lift gates and oversized door
  • Air ride suspension
  • Real-time satellite tracking which ensures the location of your fine art is never in doubt
  • Flat-bed trailers for large works and exhibitions: Large or oversized pieces, including sculptures and exhibits, are accommodated with equipment for oversized, double-wide, and super loads.
    • Straight flat-floor trailers
    • Single-drop (step-deck) trailers
    • Double-drop (low-boy) trailers
    • Stretch deck and insert

Proven service to fine art shippers

Advance Relocation Systems has earned the trust of museums, exhibitors, auction houses and Registrars in the U.S. and internationally. Our reliability for on-time, worry-free delivery and superior handling have made us the preferred choice for moving high-value fine art. We are proud of our service to many of the world’s finest collections and exhibits.

How may we assist you?

We look forward to hearing about your fine art shipment. Please contact us today to discuss how Advance Relocation can help with your project.