So you’ve come to Jamaica, and during your visit, you’ve fallen in love with our authentic Jamaican art by our natives.Here are a few tips on how to ensure your Jamaican artworks land safely back home abroad.
When you buy your Jamaican art the first thing to do is to check with the gallery or seller, or even the artist, to recommend a courier service. Measure the efficiency using deadline, safety, commitment to client etc.
Of course, the best mode to ship or transport sculptures, is via wooden crates. If you dont, then your next best option is to pack according to courier specifications.
Framed artwork especially with glass should be bubble wrapped and further placed in heavy cardboard. Protect the edges of your paintings by reinforcing with corner cardboard brackets.
Some of you may simply opt to carry the canvas alone. I’ve had persons just purchase the canvas to stretch them once abroad.
Well simply have the gallery, artist or seller you trust remove the canvas from the stretcher carefully, and roll it up. Couriers such as Fedex usually have canisters to assist in shipping your rolled up canvas, but these can be bought locally.
Now pastels are easily smudged, even if you apply fixitive. You may want to place a sheet of paper over the artwork before rolling to be reoved carefully by a professional when framing.
All the best, and do send in your questions and orders.
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