Cargolux carries 3 tonnes of artefacts from Zhengzhou to Luxembourg
Cargolux has transported 145 cultural artefacts comprising total of three tonnes between China’s Henan Museum and Luxembourg’s Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art (MNHA). The artefacts were carefully loaded aboard in CV975 flight from China hub in Zhengzhou.
The collection will be displayed at MNHA, as part of an exhibition entitled, ‘The Origins of Chinese Civilization: Archaeological Treasures from Henan’. These items, that provide an overview of 3,000 years of Chinese heritage, include some of the earliest-known examples of Chinese bronze ritual vessels and jade ornaments dating back to the Xia and Shang Dynasties.
“Cargolux is honoured to have been entrusted with such an important and invaluable shipment. Our expert teams, who are well-versed in the transportation of sensitive and precious cargo, have meticulously prepared this move to ensure a smooth transport process,” said Richard Forson, Cargolux president and CEO.
The airline has indeed a long history in the shipment of priceless cultural items and sensitive artwork. Cargolux boasts a number of partnerships with cultural institutions and museums. “We are proud of our expertise in handling delicate commodities and we look forward to continuing our work in support of culture and the arts,” Forson added.
Transporting fragile artwork and ancient artefacts in particular requires special attention, often involving months of careful planning and coordination. A successful endeavour requires not only the use of customised packaging but also extra careful handling, both on the ground as well as in the air. This ambitious initiative is set to be repeated next year when the exhibition is returned to China after its European stint.