Whether storing artwork between exhibitions or holding pieces before they are transported to another location, you deserve to know that your collection is protected. At Artwork Fine Art Services, our team of fine art handlers has over 30 years of experience storing and transporting collections for galleries, museums, artists, and private collectors. We can help with all aspects of art storage and warehousing – from construction and management of storage solutions to digital image archiving and restoration services. We offer flexible fine artwork storage solutions for a range of needs and budgets. Here are some of the elements that make us the premier fine art storage partner in the Pacific Northwest.
Our art storage facilities provide a safe, controlled environment for both long and short-term storage. We have over 40,000 square feet of available space over 4 locations and can accommodate collections of all sizes and mediums with our custom-designed racks for paintings, sculptures, and oddly-shaped three-dimensional works of art. We offer standard and archival wrapping and packing to ensure that pieces are preserved to museum standards, and the storage environment in our climate-controlled warehouses is maintained at 70° F and 55% relative humidity. All of our facilities offer 24-hour climate monitoring.
Dependable Storage Logistics
All of our storage units are managed with safety and security in mind. Each item is inventoried, and we provide real-time information on all artwork in our care. We have management teams on-site at our facilities and maintain a fine art inventory management system to track each individual piece during its stay. Condition reporting, photography, and digital image archiving are available, with the delivery of reports and images to the client, insurer, auction house, or advisor as requested. We also use these images to label the exterior of crates for collections in long-term storage. We provide security for the art in our care through features including 24/7 alarm system monitoring, closed-circuit video surveillance, smoke detection, and fire suppression systems, sensors for motion, and heat and smoke detection.
Insurance and Assurance
We understand the value of each collection we house, and provide federally mandated limited liability coverage, which pays out at 60 cents per pound. We offer supplementary art insurance to our clients for extra peace of mind when storing high-value, one-of-a-kind, original, or highly sentimental artwork. Due to the care, we take in all fine art handling, our claims history is one of the best in the industry, and allows us to offer the best rates to our clients.
For collections insured by a client’s corporate or fine art policy, we can assist with the completion of artwork insurance documentation. This is often required when items are in storage and allows insurers to more effectively evaluate risk. For museums and galleries coordinating loans through multiple lenders, we work to minimize protection costs by independently valuing each transport segment under our care.
A Trustworthy Partner
For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics and storage partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in custom solutions for 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 to discuss your needs, contact us.