The exhibition showcasing the finalists’ work lasts for around three months (from September to December). In August, the month before the exhibition, the Pinacothèque is closed for the summer holidays. We need one working month before the exhibition (July) and one working month after the exhibition (January) to arrange transport of artwork from the artists’ homes to Luxembourg with different carriers according to their schedule. We also need time to complete customs clearance operations for artwork arriving (or leaving from) from countries outside the European Union. In all cases, the Pinacothèque will take care of all formalities for shipping your artwork. So, July to January makes around six months.