By land, sea or air, we offer every type of art transport, nationally and globally.

From a single artwork to travelling exhibitions, a contemporary sculpture to an old master painting, we ensure your art is transported to its destination securely, on time and in perfect condition.

We work with trusted partners to offer you the most suitable solution and economical method of transportation.

For any transport and shipping inquiries, please contact our experts

Road Freight

Crown Fine Art uses its own trucks to transport art works to destinations, which come with air suspension, climate control, remote track-and-trace and alarm systems built-in as standard. They also equipped to maintain temperature and relative humidity, even during the most severe conditions, winter or summer.

As part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we increasingly select vehicles for their environmental performance as well as safety.

Air Freight

For air transportation, our supervisors will oversee palletisation and loading, accompanying artworks at every stage in the transfer from truck, via customs, to aircraft loading and back.

Where artworks are carried by hand, we assist your couriers throughout the transportation stage, including through customs and onto the aircraft, ensuring that artworks are safely handled at all times.

Sea Freight

Crown sea freight

For monumental works and large-scale collections we use specially designed temperature controlled containers for the safe transportation of your works by sea.

Dedicated shipments
Crown Fine Art’s dedicated shipments apply additional security and safety to fine art transportation. We give our clients greater control of the timing and ensure fewer handling of shipments. Even at this level of service it is possible, especially within Crown’s network, to economise with more efficient use of capacity.

Packing and Crating

Our in-house specialists produce crates for any artwork and any journey.

We produce crates to exacts specifications, recognising that there are many competing crate designs. Our clients can be confident in the security and safety of all our packing materials.

Our crates are made from fumigated wood and provide complete protective cushioning from shock or vibration. Interiors are lined to prevent friction damage and sealed to provide protection against a range of climate changes.

Customs and legal procedures

For international shipments, Crown Fine Art offers a complete service, taking care of any complications of customs procedures for both temporary import and export shipments. We will arrange all the necessary fine art paperwork and supervise all inspections.

For any transport and shipping inquiries, please contact our experts

The Art Russe Collection at Beaulieu


In 2019, we worked with Beaulieu in Hampshire to create a new exhibition space for a private collector, utilising an important 12th century Cistercian wall that dates back to the days of William the Conqueror.

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Brasenose College, University of Oxford

The Ingram Collection is one of the largest and most significant publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art in the UK. The collection looked to Crown Fine Art for expert advice on a secure installation.


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"Turner Contemporary works closely with Crown Fine Art as they offer both a professional and reliable service that ensures the transportation of artworks is carried out with the upmost skill and precision."

Elena Calin, Development Assistant | Turner Contemporary | United Kingdom

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