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Art, Museum, and Gallery Logistics

DB SCHENKERart addresses all of your logistics needs for art and artifacts, from innovative packing solutions to managing all aspects of the exhibition.

We offer tailored logistic solutions for museums, galleries, art-lovers and trade fair organizers who have to make arrangements for the transport of their precious objets d'art.

With DB SCHENKERart, your sensitive logistics needs are in the best of hands - so you can devote your full attention to what you do best.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • The latest generation of art transporters
  • Secure and accompanied direct runs
  • Processing of art transportation at all international airports
  • Courier service for accompanying museum staff
  • Special packaging for exhibits
  • Secure rooms and art warehouses
  • Customs clearance
  • Security concepts from picture hook to picture hook

The art of customized packaging:

  • Packing of art items of all kinds
  • Construction of transportation frames, transport crates, crates for pictures and other articles
  • Individually designed air-conditioned crates with and without vibration damping
  • Hire of boxes, crates and wheeled containers
  • Design of packaging for touring exhibitions
  • Environmentally-friendly packaging materials

Special services:

  • Construction and dismantling of exhibitions / displays
  • Provision of hanging teams
  • Provision of technical equipment, e.g. sculpture lifting devices
  • Use of air cushion technology for heavy exhibits
  • Empty packaging storage during the exhibition
  • Depot administration, inventory management
  • Experienced technical exhibition staff
  • Budget calculation
  • Project management

DB SCHENKERart is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.


DB SCHENKERart provides museums with tailor-made solutions for transport and logistics of unique artefacts from courier support to the handling of an entire art exhibition.

Using special state-of-the-art equipment to master any challenge, we handle your objets d'art with the necessary sensibility and precision along every step of the journey.

The transport of your irreplaceable artefacts is handled only by highly qualified and experienced personnel. Our intelligent safety solutions, covering the entire logistics chain, ensure that your sensitive goods are always in the best of hands – whether inside Germany, within Europe or on transcontinental routes. If you choose DB SCHENKERart, you can rest assured that you have made the right decision.

Experience and expertise to handle not just compact shipments
With DB Schenker, both outsized artefacts that are too big for any truck and tiny objects that are easily overlooked are transported safely and rapidly to their destination. 

DB SCHENKERart cooperates directly with exhibition managers, restorers, exhibition architects and art experts as soon as the project planning starts. Permanent security checks on employees, storage rooms, transport vehicles and equipment are part of our standard procedure. And thanks to our certified quality management system, our liability extends beyond the standard statutory requirements.

A high-profile presence at art fairs, and an original and frequently changing exhibition program are key to the success of your business - and this naturally calls for a high level of logistics expertise.

The transportation of pictures to art fairs and the handling of these pictures once they arrive at the venue are time-sensitive issues, and therefore need to be well organized. This means first-rate logistics for packaging, transport and customs clearance are fundamental to the success of your venture. At DB Schenker we provide the required expertise from one source.

Your exhibit at art fairs
DB SCHENKERart provides the requisite expertise to handle these jobs effectively – and also offers consolidated transports to virtually all the major art fairs around the globe, be it in Berlin, Cologne, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, Seoul or Basel. Wherever you choose to exhibit, we'll be there to help you! Take advantage of our top class services and our attractive rates.

Your presence at art exhibitions and private showings
DB SCHENKERart is also your partner of choice for highly specific transport services, when your pictures need to be transported to private 'preview' showings or to other galleries. No matter how big or small the overall shipment - we can provide you with a tailored concept for your transport needs.

eSchenker: It's so easy

eSchenker is our most advanced logistic solution yet. It incorporates all eServices into one portal, giving you maximum support at every stage of your supply chain. From tracking and scheduling to booking and reporting, eSchenker has your logistics covered.

Tracking

The easy-to-use eSchenker tracking tool gives you real-time information about the location and status of your shipment, and its current estimated time of delivery. Allocation of a tracking number means that you can access detailed shipment data online without having to log in.

Our tracking technology has now been upgraded with an even more detailed overview and status information for each of your shipments.

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