Packaging and wrapping of art works

Art works, precious or fragile objects require the utmost care.

The slightest misstep, the slightest hitch can have catastrophic and irreparable consequences.

Also, the excellence of our services is based on rigour, focus and attention to detail:

  • Delicate and careful handling by specialists experienced in the art and mastery of the technical handling.
  • Customised packaging solutions made in our workshops.
  • The most suitable packaging solution for your project after study by our experts of the nature and condition of the work and its mode of transport.

Mise en caisse et tamponnage d'une sculpture par Bovis Fine Art


Emballage d'une œuvre d'art par Bovis Fine Art

This packaging technique is used for all types of protection, except for crates.

Sufficient in many cases, this type of packaging effectively protects most works that can be handled manually.

The technique of conditioning the works is based on the principle of double (single padding, with or without lateral protection) or triple protection (reinforced padding).

Simple or reinforced padding?

Emballage renforcé d'œuvre d'art par tamponnage par Bovis Fine Art

Simple padding

A first layer, directly in contact with the work, is a chemically neutral and non-electrostatic envelope that protects the surface against dust. Examples include: Tyvex, Melinex and Bondina.

A flexible intermediate protection to reduce shocks, vibrations or changes in temperature and humidity, e.g.: Ecolokraft.

Reinforced padding

In order to ensure perfect protection of the art works, the padding will be reinforced by a rigid or semi-rigid external protection which ensures resistance and a good grip: cardboard plate and foam corners.

Foam wedging

Some projects require greater protection, especially when transporting over long distances, or for finely crafted and delicate structures. In these cases, we secure the padding in a shuttle crate (wood or plastic) or in Fly crates. The latter are equipped with foam on the bottom and on the inner contours to protect the work from any vibrations during transport.

A choice of high-quality materials

Emballage d'œuvre d'art par Bovis Fine Art

For the safety of the works, we use neutral foams, avoiding any toxic chemical emanation that would have an irreversible deleterious effect. Our materials are certified with a chain of custody and are chosen to meet the strictest standards.

Tyvek: 100% synthetic material made from polyethylene fibres. Resistant and breathable, 100% recyclable. It is used for direct contact on different jobs. Very versatile material.

Bondina: Non-woven material 100% polyester. It is intended to be placed in contact with pastels and charcoals, textiles, leather, metals, paints (when the paint is thick) and objects.

Melinex: Polyester material, chemically neutral, moisture resistant. Advantage of transparency, mainly for packaging paints.

Silk paper: mulberry fibre material used to protect small art works, for example to wrap manuscripts, prints and engravings.

Ecolokraft: double protection bullkraft paper combining the anti-shock qualities of a reinforced bubble film and those of a laminated kraft paper ensuring over-wrapping. Used as 2nd layer in the packaging on paintings, furniture and books.

PU polyurethane foam: polymer and plastic material produced by chemical reaction. Used for lining crates, for wedging between two art works, for protecting various objects, as a foam cut-out and as a crate for personalised packaging.

Polyethylene foam PE: ethylene polymer and plastic material with various densities. Used for the lining of crates containing heavy works sensitive to vibration. Also used in foam blanks and cases for heavy and fragile works.