We discovered that sending 6 exhibitions by sea instead of air has reduced our emissions by 200 tCO2e. Photo: Tawatchai07

Sea Freight: Unlocking the Potential for International Art Transportation

We set out to discover whether a broader use of sea freight can be adopted to reduce Hauser & Wirth’s overall carbon footprint. With my colleagues including our Registrars, Artist teams, insurance brokers, conservators and shipping agents we have put together a white paper on our sea freight experience to date. My goal with this white paper is to share information that will help other galleries and institutions to learn about our sea freight experiences. Only by sharing what we are discovering can we help the shift to new and more sustainable practices in our industry. 

‘Stepping up the to the challenge to create real change will be driven by fact-based decision making, competence, resilience and the ability to follow through on the pledges that we have made in support of the Gallery Climate Coalition,’ says Cliodhna Murphy, Global Head of Sustainability at Hauser & Wirth.

To learn more, download our white paper ‘Sea freight: unlocking the potential for international art transportation.’