On our blog, we have talked about art installation on multiple occasions. And there is a good reason for that — after all, without this essential service, no exhibitions would ever see the light of day. To install art objects properly at an art show, one has to be extremely careful to not damage the delicate pieces. A professional art handler must also know how to secure any artwork. However, not all people realize that art deinstallation is just as important.
Why Art Deinstallation Is a Crucial Part of the Art Handling Process
As you could have probably already guessed, art deinstallation happens after the show ends. Unfortunately, all beautiful things end at some point. But why do certain pieces need to be deinstalled? While some works of art can go for the entirety of their existence without being deinstalled more than once, the majority of the pieces have to go through this process multiple times, especially when being transported from one place to another. On some occasions, even entire exhibitions can be transported across the country or the world.
So, what does the art deinstallation process entail? Typically, professional art handlers would assess the piece to make sure that it is in the same condition it first arrived. This includes checking if a frame is intact, if a sculpture has any disfigurements, or if an antique piece has imperfections that were not there before. The more a work of art moves from one location to another, the higher the possibility of it getting damaged, so this step is necessary. After everything fixable is fixed, the artwork is disassembled if necessary and carefully packed for transportation.
Art deinstallation can rarely be done without the help of professional art handlers. Fine Art Shippers is regularly hired to help install and deinstall works of art after exhibitions and art fairs. It is highly recommended that the same people who installed the piece manage its deinstallation as well — that way, the margin for error is much smaller.
Not only Fine Art Shippers can install and deinstall works of art, but we can also pack or crate them according to the unique requirements of each piece and deliver them nationally and internationally. If you are looking for professional art handlers to accompany your items to an art show, we will be more than happy to help.