Artefacts Shifting Is A Thing- And You Need To Know About It

Artefacts Shifting

As packers and movers, we have witnessed all kinds of relocations in our years of operations. Starting from house shifting to corporate shifting and even pets shifting. However, one category of our service that we take special measures for is fine arts/artefacts shifting. Yes, something like that exists and not many people are aware that shifting high-value goods requires a different category of service altogether.

What Is Fine Arts/Artefacts?

Fine arts can be categorized as fragile, old or high-value items. More often than not, they are historic items or heirlooms that have been preserved for years. However, not only old but even new art objects like paintings, metal sculptures, glass objects, clay sculptures, vases and even old pictures, wooden antiques etc. can be categorized as artefacts due to their fragile nature.

In India, a lot of showrooms sell ceramic objects, they can also be classified as the same. Hence, anything of high value that needs special precautions is called fine arts or artefacts.

Why Do They Need Care?

Fragile items often break easily, no matter how good care you take. There will definitely be some amount of damage when you move these items from one location to another. Therefore, one of the biggest worries of artefacts owners and showrooms is the relocation process of their most precious possessions.

Since most artefacts and antiques are of value, they need to be handled with care by specialists.  There will always be concerns if antique furniture, glass, paintings or structures will make it to the destination without damage. Hence, if you are planning to move fine arts, then it’s best to rely on experienced packers and movers.

What Precautions Are Needed To Shift Fine Arts/Artefacts?

Packing Nature

The packaging of valuables has to be precise and layered. Your movers should at least have 3 layers of packaging which includes protective materials like high-quality bubble wraps, corrugated sheets and shrink wraps along with thick boxes and taps. It should ensure that the object doesn’t move or slide within the box.

Expert Handling

Specialists in fine arts shifting services know the nature of the goods, hence, they can plan things in advance. You need ample manpower and reliable vehicles to move your possessions with 24×7 supervision and tracking services.


If you are relocating long-distance, then there’s a high chance that you may have to store some of the valuables for a short period of time. During such circumstances, you will need safe storage services. Opt for movers who can help you with that.


Experience is key with fine arts. There may or may not be unforeseen circumstances while transport, hence, you will need movers who can plan strategically in advance. Some companies provide you with all the above-mentioned factors along with added security like insurance.

Final Thoughts

If you are a fine arts owner, showroom or museum owner who needs fine arts moving services then it’s best to opt for dedicated packers and mover who can present that expertise.

At Mega, we have been working with clients of various domains and we specialize in fine arts shifting along with other relocation services. If you need any help, then you can contact us anytime.

Nitin O Mahipal - MD of Mega group

Nitin O Mahipal - MD of Mega group

Hi. I am Nitin O Mahipal the Managing Director of Mega Group that offers Logistics and Relocation services across India. After my Masters in the UK, I reluctantly joined Mega and scaled up the logistics operations amidst industry challenges. I look forward to your views on the blog. Thank you.