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DHL FINE ART LOGISTICS

Norway's Leading Fine Art Forwarder


The inside of a truck ready to transport artwork.
DHL trucks are equipped for any kind of art transportation.

DHL Fine Art provides full service shipping and logistics coordination. We regularly coordinate international shipments of traveling exhibitions both in Norway and abroad. Therefore we have expert knowledge of customs handling and material use restrictions regarding international shipments.

DHL Fine Art offers the specialized assistance required for international shipments. DHL Fine Art solutions include:

  • Customs requirements and transit documents.
  • Package designs that allow for easy inspection.
  • Tarmac supervision.
  • Courier services at both Oslo and Bergen airports. 
  • Crates which adhere to ISPM requirements for international shipments. 
  • Favorable rates for insurance on transport through leading Fine Art insurance brokers.

A painting before and after restoration.
At DHL, we don’t just take care of art storage, we are also art conservation experts.

Based in Oslo, Norway, we handle museum objects which require special treatment during art transportation and art storage.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the field, and a technical team directly recruited from museums, we aim to find the best solution for each individual need.

DHL Fine Art’s teams are experts at the handling of unusual transport of high value. Transporting oversized cargo, for example, is just one of our fortes. Through an international network of Fine Art shippers, we can offer tailor made solutions for every client’s requirements.


Art Transportation with DHL

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DHL Fine Art can provide local, regional, and international door-to-door services. We only use experienced drivers, art transportation handlers and offer courier service for all shipments!

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Our trucks:

  • Include video monitoring and alarms.
  • Incorporate GPS security tracking.
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  • Are fully climate controlled, with air ride suspension.
  • Are equipped with suitable hardware to properly secure cargo in transport vehicles.


Packing and Storing Valuable Art at DHL

Three wooden crates packed up.

Our technicians provide installation and dismantling services of single objects and/or complete collections. DHL Fine Art works for museums, galleries, private and corporate clients alike. We are specialized in creating tailor-made packing solutions for art storage and art transportation, from simple insulation to advanced climate-controlled crates. 

DHL Fine Art technician drilling packing solutions together.

Every object is thoroughly examined beforehand to provide the most appropriate packing. Our transport crates are specifically constructed to ease handling and protect against physical hazards, dirt, and inappropriate unsuitable temperatures during transit. 

Our packing materials are chosen in collaboration with art conservators to align with international museum standards. We can provide packing services in site at your museum/gallery/office space/private home, or at our storage facilities.


A forklift parked in a warehouse surrounded by wooden crates.
The security in DHL warehouses makes them safe for valuable art storage.

DHL Art Storage and Bonded Warehouse

DHL Fine Art offers a full range of storage solutions - from temporary to long-term - and customizable to all types of objects, from whole collections to single pieces of artworks.

We have over 5500m² of high-security storage, including FG approved locks, alarms, and video monitoring for valuable art transportation and storage without a hitch. DHL Fine Art facilities also have museum standard full climate control, enabling long-term preservation of your objects.


Framing Solutions

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DHL Fine Art’s frame makers have more than 20 years of experience. We are equipped with the materials and tools needed to meet your criteria for decorative, heavy-duty, and economically efficient framing solutions. 

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All frames are custom-made onsite and can be painted to fit your request. 

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We also offer anti-reflex, shatter resistant and/or UV filtered glazing, backing boards, and durable mounting systems to ensure the protection of your artwork.


DHL Fine Art conservation staff working on a painting.
Our art conservation staff have master’s degrees in restoring artwork.

Art Conservation at DHL

Our conservation staff have Master’s degrees in Conservation from the University of Oslo. They are educated in and abide by the European Codes of Ethics and Guidelines for Conservation Practice. 

Our Conservators perform:

  • Detailed condition reporting – off site or at our facilities.
  • High quality photographic documentation.
  • Courier service.
  • Conservation treatment for various works of art. 

DHL Fine Art technician securing painting to a wall.

Contact our DHL Fine Art Logistics Experts