Masterpiece is the premier fine art logistics company in the U.S. and a leader in the industry. Since 1989, our dedicated team has specialized in organizing 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 Services Include

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

How Do We Do It?

Our experienced staff work closely with museum personnel to assess the individual needs or each shipment. We collaborate with museum staff, airline and ocean freight company representatives, and our network of agents to determine the best required services and transportation routings for each item being shipped. On staff, we have specialists who have built trusted relationships with U.S. Customs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S Food and Drug, U.S. Agricultural Department, and most other governmental agencies.

Our staff is committed to ensuring that your shipments travel as planned and arrive safely. We are available day and night, 365 days of the year should any unforeseen issue or problem arise. We pride ourselves on making the impossible possible and keeping on task until the job is completed.

We appreciate the opportunity to quote your next museum shipment. Please contact your local office for more information.

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