Hi All:
I have been contacted by one of the four members of the contingent from 
the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History. This group came to the GNSI 2017 
Conference in North Carolina, meeting many of us at the Portfolio Review 
night. They wish to purchase a specific painting of mine for their 

I wondered if anyone had recommendations for international shippers, and 
also independent insurance?  The contract states they will provide 
shipping insurance, but I am researching purchasing independent 
insurance for artwork.

I have shipped a lot through UPS internationally to exhibitions. I have 
purchased insurance through UPS, however if anything ever was damaged 
(yes, I know many horror stories) it will be a tedious process to prove 
the claim, especially if it's original art.  A long time ago, FEDEX 
offered "insurance" but it was not really insurance, one just paid for a 
high-value declaration. The fine print used to say $250 max, altho you 
pay for declaring a multi-thousand dollar painting.  I don't ship with 
FEDEX for that reason - but their policy may have changed, of course. I 
have friends who prefer to ship through them.

I am a naturally cautious businesswoman, especially when it comes to 
international shipping and sales. Your thoughts are very welcome.

Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
P.O. Box 325, Hereford, AZ 85615

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