Moving historical artifacts takes more than loading them into a truck and transporting them to their desired destinations. It requires prior planning in order to ensure that the transportation process is successful. Factors such as the weather condition, which may not affect household items being transported in closed trucks, have an effect on artifacts. Exposing historical artifacts to high temperatures or humid conditions may destroy their authenticity. This means that when moving artifacts, temperature and humidity must be accounted for.
Crating and packing is another important step. This step is even more delicate when it involves moving fine art. This is because any mechanical damage that occurs to the fine art destroys its value. Therefore, it is important that they are stored in customized crates that have been specifically made for them. Apart from protection against mechanical damage, the types of crates involved in moving fine art should be able to secure them against theft. This may involve using crates that have locks that only the owner can unlock. All these efforts are made in an attempt to ensure that the artifacts arrive safely. The storage rooms for these artifacts may be fitted with security equipment to reduce chances of theft or loss of items. Other equipment such as smoke and heat detectors and real-time data collection systems may be fitted to monitor the situation of the artifacts. Often, companies providing these services have insurance cover against any loss or damage of property during the moving process.
At times, the task may involve the transportation of historical artifacts across countries or continents. This means that it may take more than a few days to move the artifacts to the desired destination. In such situations, the logistics involved for moving historical artifacts differs to those commercial moving. In commercial moving, the goods may be loaded onto the ship and spend a month on the sea until they reach their intended destination. The owner of these goods will not need to spend the month on the sea accompanying the goods. He/she may even wait until the ship docks at the port and then take a flight to go receive the goods. With moving historical artifacts it is different. The owners or agents that are in charge of the often accompany their valuables throughout the moving process. This therefore requires the moving company to provide private rooms that have been fully customized to their client’s collection needs.
With all the above provisions, a client is guaranteed the safe transit of their artifacts from one location to another. Acquiring moving services provide the client with peace of mind as they do not have to stress on how to safely move their artifacts.