When it comes to transport, questions about the customs rules to be observed are not the only ones. Whenever extensive stage décor or fragile and valuable works of art or design objects cannot be moved independently, it must be carefully planned with whom to entrust them to so they arrive at their destination safely and intact. A certain degree of wear and tear is hardly avoidable during transport: Some theater companies even say that damage of the stage design must be expected from the outset. In case of art works with high ideational and financial values, transport is a particular risk-phase, so that time and distance between safe storage locations should be kept as short as possible.
Before a decision is made with regard to the mode of transportation, the following questions should be answered:
It is advisable to seek advice from experienced colleagues, both at home and abroad.
ATA Carnet - forms, IHK Berlin (German)
form 221, BfN
form 226, BfN
Tips ATA Carnet, IHK Berlin (German)
Checklis ATA Carnet
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Transporting works of art
Germany - Switzerland
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