Packing and Crating

Cartgo constantly invests in R&D to offer crating and shipping services that surpass expectations. Packing, crating and shipping your artwork are carried out according to the highest industry standards.

  • Flexible packaging

    A low-cost option when quick packing is required. Suitable for short-distance shipping.

  • Basic wooden crate

    The basic wooden crate is not insulated and is designed for only a small number of moves.

  • Wooden isothermal crate

    Designed for multiple moves, the wooden isothermal crate ensures its contents remain at a steady temperature. Available in standard or deluxe models.

  • Crating and shipping

    Cartgo offers its clients peace of mind with its packing and shipping services. Our team of crating and shipping experts can handle everything involved in moving your exhibit, including packing, transport management and intervention at the delivery point.

  • Américan Streamlined Design

    THE LILIANE AND DAVID M. STEWART PROGRAMME

  • La planète mode de Jean Paul Gaultier

    MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTRÉAL

  • MUSIK : DU SON À L’ÉMOTION

    CENTRE DES SCICENCES DE MONTRÉAL

Conservation

Conservation methods serve to protect an object either on display or in storage, as well as extend the object’s lifespan as much as possible. We provide restoration services should you need to have your objects cleaned or repaired.

  • Preventive Conservation

    We design and customize systems for storing cultural objects.

    We make boxes, covers, pockets and support apparatus for guaranteed safe storage. Objects may be easily accessed at a minimized risk during handling.

  • Professional Storage Advice

    We can advise you as to the appropriate storage apparatus to use.

  • Le monde fabuleux de la cartographie

    MUSÉE STEWART

  • Pour boire il faut vendre

    MUSÉE DE LACHINE

  • Samouraïs - La prestigieuse collection de Richard Béliveau

    POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MUSÉE D’ARCHÉOLOGIE ET D’HISTOIRE DE MONTRÉAL

Set-Up and Take-Down

Cartgo has broad experience in exhibit set-up and take-down. The company works closely with each team involved in your project and can adapt to any situation while respecting current museology standards. The resourceful Cartgo team travels regularly abroad and can meet the tightest deadlines.

  • Exhibit set-up and take-down

    Museums and art galleries often struggle with spikes in their workload and a temporary lack of personnel. Our team of museology-trained technicians can assist you in overcoming these problems, given its broad experience in every aspect of exhibit set-up and take-down.

  • Design and manufacture of support apparatus

    The nature of the objects and the design of the exhibit indicate the type of support apparatus required. Cartgo works closely with your onsite design team to create discreet support apparatus suitable to the objects and the exhibit design.

  • Shipping of temporary exhibits

    We transport the objects featured in temporary exhibits.

  • Report on Object Condition

    Each object is carefully examined. Any imperfection is documented and photographed prior to packing and crating.

  • TEMPLE DE LA RENOMMÉE DES CANADIENS DE MONRÉAL

    LES CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL

  • Les Étrusques - Italie ancienne

    POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MUSÉE D’ARCHÉOLOGIE ET D’HISTOIRE DE MONTRÉAL

  • De Philadelphie à Monaco : Grace Kelly - Au-delà de l'icône

    MUSÉE MCCORD

Shipping and Customs

Cartgo ensures the logistics of local and international door-to-door shipping of your artwork. Over the years, the company has established partnerships with specialized brokers familiar with the customs requirements of every country in the world. Each step in the shipping of your artwork is meticulously planned and closely monitored. Your artistic treasures will securely travel to any destination.

  • Shipping by land, air and sea

    We propose a shipping and follow-up plan that takes into consideration your budget and the nature and condition of the objects.

  • Customs

    We prepare all of the necessary customs paperwork for your objects and commit to respecting local regulations and international standards.

  • All-Risk Insurance

    We guarantee the maximum safety of your objects, thanks to our all-risk insurance coverage.

  • Heavy Handling

    Our professionals ensure the maximum safety of your objects. To prevent any risk of damage, we provide all-risk coverage for your objects.

  • Momies

    MUSÉE REDPATH

  • De Philadelphie à Monaco : Grace Kelly - Au-delà de l'icône

    MUSÉE MCCORD

  • EXPOSITION AU Musée d'art contemporain de Tokyo

    ATELIER FRÉDÉRIC BACK

Storage Facilities

Our art work storage facilities are equipped with the latest security and climate-control technology available. Technical information about our storage facilities is available upon request.

  • Short-Term Storage

    We offer short-term storage for objects during renovations or prior to the imminent opening of an exhibit.

  • Long-Term Storage

    To store your objects safely under optimal conservation conditions, we have a secure and temperature-controlled warehouse for long-term storage.

  • Shipping

    Cartgo can ship your objects from any site to our secure warehouse or from our warehouse to another destination.

  • Packing and Crating

    We pack and crate your objects to ensure they arrive at our warehouse in perfect condition.

  • Musée Redpath

    Entreposage de spécimens naturalisés

  • Centre des sciences de Montréal

    SiO2 : La science du verre

  • De Philadelphie à Monaco : Grace Kelly - Au-delà de l'icône

    MUSÉE MCCORD