Art storage is one of the most vital services that any company providing fine arts services has to provide, since it is almost always an integral component of fine art transportation. If you need to ship your items, you may need to store them first for some time, to ensure that they are properly packed and crated, which takes some time for individual crate manufacture and arrangement of shipping. Fine Art Shippers crate all art works with individually manufactured crates, so we naturally need some time for crating and ensuring that your items are packable – during that process, all your art works are stored in our secure warehouse. This warehouse is completely covered with our umbrella insurance for the full value of all your artworks, be it art collection storage or oil paints’ transportation. Hence, you may rest completely assured that your insured property is stored safely under our responsibility.
We do not accept artworks for storage in case they are not fully insured and covered by our company’s insurance policy, since we consider insurance a vital aspect of fine art works’ storage and transportation. We believe that all works of art are unique and precious cultural artifacts, no matter whether they are modern or antique, so security of artworks in our warehouse is incomplete without insurance. We have equipped our art supplies storage with a modern and sophisticated security system and an active alarm system guarding all your property 24 hours a day. Here, we also use a contemporary, fully automated fire sprinkler system, which guarantees the full scope of protection for your items during their storage with us. We provide services for gallery storage, fine furniture storage, and can find individually tailored solutions for any kind of art that you need to store.
A common situation with which our clients have to deal is using a storage facility upon picking their new purchase from an auction house and preparing it for shipment overseas. The process of art handling and art packing before these works of art can be shipped is quite lengthy, so we have to keep your property at our warehouse to ensure that it is properly and efficiently prepared for its lengthy travel. Other cases involve art shipping in large quantities by art dealers, galleries, or museums, which requires proper filling of containers with large art installations for their further shipment by sea. In such a situation, we provide storage services while the art items are crated, and until the sufficient amount of art works is accumulated to fill a sea transportation container for cost-efficiency of shipment. Such shipment options are highly suitable for art collectors or art dealers purchasing artwork in large quantities, or for clients who buy large-sized furniture or sculpture items. We arrange individual shipment solutions for clients who need regular shipments, and instead of making 4-5 shipments that will cost each of our clients a large sum of money, we accumulate several shipments at our warehouse and make one shipment to save you money and trouble.