AirBridgeCargo Airlines (АВС) delivers over 200 museum exhibits onboard its regular B747-8F flights from Moscow (SVO) to Hong Kong (HKG).
The delivery, organised and accomplished in cooperation with ART-Сourier, contained museum valuables from the Moscow Kremlin Museums’ collection which will be part of the upcoming exhibition ‘Tsar of All Russia. Holiness and Splendour of Power’ taking place in Hong Kong from 29 May until 21 August this year.
Visitors to the event being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will be able to delve into the times of Ivan the Terrible and his successors surrounded by museum exhibits dating back to the 16th and 18th centuries which rarely leave the Russian museum collections.
Nikolay Glushnev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, highlights: “We are proud to be part of the international exhibition projects, especially now when we are slowly coming back to normal life and see the revival of cultural projects which had previously been suspended.
“Our gained experience and expertise, competence in the transportation of art pieces, aligned relations with reliable partners, such as ART-Courier is, enable us to deliver valuable cargo worldwide – from artwork to jewellery and beyond”.
Successful delivery of artworks relies on proper packaging solutions, ABC notes. For the Moscow-Hong Kong flight the carrier chose wooden climate-controlled crates which meet the museums’ requirements for safe transportation and are produced from non-toxical and acid-free materials in order to avoid any possible negative effects on the art pieces. Additionally, the crates were equipped with shock sensors to guarantee cargo integrity and intactness during the flight.
For more than 15 years AirBridgeCargo has been offering its customers services for transportation of various types of cargo including such delicate ones as artworks. The company has previously delivered paintings for famous museums, international exhibitions and private collections.