Masterpiece is the premier fine art logistics company in America. Since 1989, our dedicated team has specialized in the coordination, packing, and transport of museum exhibitions, acquisitions, and exchanges. Our staff is experienced in the movement of all types of shipments, from the simple one crate move to chartering the largest air cargo freighters currently operating.

Our Museum Services

International Air & Sea Freight Forwarding

Customs Brokerage & Documentation: 30+ Licensed Customs Brokers in major port areas handle all documentation

Expedited Import and/or Export at Air & Sea Ports

Packing & Crating

Installation & De-installation

Storage & Warehousing

Domestic Air Forwarding

Local or Long-Haul Trucking


Courier Ticketing: Through our in-house travel agent

Consultation & Coordination of Exhibitions: Special moves or projects

Consultation for participating in the TSA Certified Cargo Screening Program

TURTLE® brings the standard of fine art packaging to its highest level. Since 1994 TURTLE® has been used by museums across the globe for the safe transportation of valuable artworks.

How We Do It

Our experienced team works closely with museum personnel and freight company representatives to assess and determine the best services that fit the needs of each shipment. Masterpiece is comprised of specialists who have built trusted relationships with U.S. customs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Department, and the U.S. Agricultural Department. 

We are committed to ensuring that your shipments travel according to plan and arrive safely. Our Masterpiece team is available day and night, 365 days of the year should any unforeseen problems arise. We pride ourselves on making the impossible possible and seeing every task through to our standard of completion. 

Fine Arts Flyer

Our teams of dedicated professionals provide expert, top-level services to museums, galleries, art fair participants, auction houses, and private clients. Whatever your needs—international customs regulations, quotes for a simple move, planning a large international exhibition—Masterpiece can assist you from one of our U.S. offices.


We appreciate the opportunity to quote your next museum shipment.


Our Security & Supervision Services

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Masterpiece Security Group offers full security & supervision services at airports, including armed or unarmed escorts, and its own tarmac vehicles with access to terminals and cargo areas.

Other Fine Art Specialties We've Mastered