The Pacific Northwest is known for freezing, wet winters. This can put the art of a variety of mediums, including oil paintings and large sculptures, at risk during transportation and storage. Excessive cold can cause artwork to expand, resulting in potential cracks, while moisture can cause artwork to fade with exposure. Proper diligence ensures that art pieces in art storage can be kept safely for months or years throughout the changing seasons and remain in ideal conditions.
The expert team at Art Work Fine Art Services is the premier partner for storing artwork in the pacific northwest. We are expertly equipped to protect art in storage as well during transportation from exhibition to storage.
How Our Quality Systems Protect Art in Art Work FAS Storage
We provide clients with high-quality fine art storage facilities designed to keep art pieces secure and in a controlled environment, away from the elements. Whether clients need to store a piece in-between exhibitions, or need to archive pieces for an extended period of time, we have the space to accommodate your needs, whether storing a small artifact or a large outdoor sculpture. Our team shows the same level of dedication for a single art piece as we would for an entire art collection, demonstrating reverence for the smallest details. Our team is composed of experts with specific knowledge of mediums and materials.
All fine art items that are stored get inventoried, and our company provides real-time information on your artwork during storage. We implement leading technology to monitor the temperature and humidity of our facilities, 24 hours a day. Our team performs quarterly inspections to ensure our systems are continuously improving. Additionally, each storage unit has a live manager that can get to each storage facility location in the case of any alert or malfunction. No matter the outside weather conditions, clients may rest assured that their pieces are protected from the elements.
We Go the Extra Mile for Your Art Storage Needs
We protect your art pieces at every step, from crating, to transportation and loading. Art Work FAS utilizes an indoor doc when unloading your pieces into storage, granting art pieces security, privacy, and protection from the elements. Artwork is stored on specially built shelves that can fit even the most unconventionally shaped art pieces.
Clients additionally enjoy 24/7-hour alarm system monitoring, with a response by a UL-listed central monitoring station, closed-circuit video surveillance, smoke detection, and fire suppression systems, sensors for motion, heat, and vibration, and internal facility management. For those moving items in and out of storage, our exclusive delivery service offers an added layer of protection, meaning that pieces are moved between locations without stops.
Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts in Fine Art Handling
For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for fine art handling, domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork.
Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.
To request an estimate or find out more about our fine art storage services, contact us.