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Galleries, auction houses, private customers

For your gallery, your collection, your purchases and sales - whether at an auction house, in depots, at art fairs or private - our smart4art department is the perfect partner. We take care of all logistic matters and customs formalities. We transport your art objects wherever you want.

After the auction is ahead of the auction. Buyers need to be supported and served, art objects must find their way to their new home, stored for a short period of time, or be prepared for the next sale. We would be pleased to provide these services, which will probably not fall within your area of responsibility after the auction. Thus you can focus entirely on the art.

Logistics & Transportation

Due to our location and our network with the most important art logistic and transportation companies in Europe, we offer unique service to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs and individuals. By combining transportation, the economic use of resources and the joint purchase of services we are able to provide unrivaled opportunities of "smart" art logistics.

We operate direct shuttles to London, Paris and Zurich on a regular basis.

Private Service

You want to present your art objects in your home, store or exhibit them for potential buyers. We provide not only the logistical possibilities, but also the perfect location to meet all your requirements: A depot for storage, presentation rooms to display and present your art objects, as well as employees who are proficient in the placement and installation of art.

Art Fairs

Everything comes to a head on the day of the art fair. Art works must arrive on time, must be examined, photographed and presented. The logistics and bureaucracy in the background have to remain a secondary issue, when your success depends on the sale. We assume the part behind the scenes, ship art objects on time to you from all over the world, handle and deal with the necessary customs formalities and manage all related documents and paperwork.

By combining and consolidating shipments to fairs, we are able to negotiate the most favorable terms for you. Whether Basel, Miami, New York, Dubai or London, we have been there and have in-depth knowledge of these places.


We pack according to the requirements of the artwork and your requests. Our packaging systems range from packing blankets to simple transport packaging solutions with tissue paper or crates up to climate crates and the simple, yet safe art containers.

Especially when traveling, it is essential to guarantee greatest possible protection for each piece of art. We create an individual and customized packaging solution for each individual piece of art.

Only high-quality and scientifically tested materials are used. The usage of a special rental packing crate system not only reduces the use of natural resources, but simultaneously reduces your exhibition budget.

In addition to custom-made packaging solutions we offer - on a rental basis – the following standard packaging for transport:

Climate painting-crates, climate-slot crates, painting crates, slot crates, object crates, transport frames and cases, classic shipping-cardboard boxes and carry-on suitcases.

Q + crate

The technically most sophisticated and unique solution for climate-sensitive, high-profile art. By using patented vacuum elements we are able not only to guarantee climatic parameters (climatic values) over several days, but also to ensure fire resistance for a given period.

Who can expose a crate to open fire without causing even the slightest damage to the inside? We can. The unique system is technically advanced and has been tested by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Complemented by patented shock absorber elements and adjusted to the weight of the object, an additional, mechanical safety measure is possible.

Climate crate

Likewise made of wood and equipped with a specially designed interior, this is the standard solution for climate-sensitive art objects. Due to the use of advanced materials, the maintenance of climatic conditions can be guaranteed for a given period of time.

The aim is to protect the object from sudden, unexpected climate changes. Changes, such as can occur during air cargo shipments, loading in adverse weather conditions or more aggravated climate developments. This crate ensures that both mechanical as well as climatically harmful influences from the outside are averted. Complemented by patented shock absorber elements, adapted to the weight of the object, an additional, mechanical safety is possible. Suitable for all shipments by truck and airplane.

Art container

A cheap, flexible and mobile solution for transportation of works of art.

It can be used for shipment of entire exhibitions as well as relocations or temporary storage of art collections.

Kunsttrans - customized packaging solutions

Our own technical department ensures un-dreamt of possibilities of packaging solutions. As unique as art itself is, so too are the solutions of our specialist department.

The options and our portfolio of services range from small objects to large installations of entire houses, from wood to steel, from overseas shipments to shipments by truck.

Transport crates

Our crates are made of wood, cardboard or a combination of both materials - a packaging solution that offers a simple, but extremely effective protection for transport of art objects. Specially designed for galleries, private clients and auction houses, this is both an economic and cost-effective option.

However, stabilization of climatic conditions is only possible to a certain extent, because the main purpose is the protection against physical impacts. Suitable for all transports with trucks and depending on the artwork - also for air freight.

Lightweight packaging

The first protection of the artwork. In most cases bubble wrap or Tyvek is used as internal protection. Combined with cardboard in standard and hard design, it provides optimal external protection.

Individual and adaptable on site, it is probably the simplest and most economical type of packaging for art and exhibition objects. Suitable for all transports by truck.

Packing blankets

The classic packaging of removal companies. A blanket made of durable hard-wearing material, which is still used for simplest objects. It is traditional, individual and never goes out of fashion.

For unpretentious works of art, mainly objects, furniture and installation parts on short and medium transport routes.


The range of works of art and their insurance is as diverse as art itself and the people who love art. Our extensive network within the art world and our experienced support team take all this into consideration - individually and proactive.

Our cooperation with specialized art insurance brokers provides you with insurance coverage for any kind of art - at special and advantageous terms and conditions.

The experience of both the world's leading specialised insurance company concerning art and collectors' items and the Vie:artport offer unique terms and conditions of risk coverage. Whether for private collectors, corporations, museums, commercial galleries or auction houses, B & P provides coverage of any kind.

We assure that every work of art is optimally insured upon request! Therefore, we exclusively work together with selected and professionally competent insurance companies that are familiar with our high safety standards with regard to packaging, transport and storage.

Our insurance partners honour our commitment with particularly attractive terms and conditions, which we will gladly pass on to you – including maximum obligingness and quick, unbureaucratic handling of all insurance issues.