Valuable fine art should not be stored in a general storage unit with other items, but should be kept in a storage unit specifically designed for the delicate nature of art. Fine art pieces are susceptible to moisture, temperature, and heavy objects falling on top of them. In Portland, a fine art storage solution like Art Work’s warehouse provides white glove treatment and care, offering secure solutions for artists and collectors.
Fine art can be crushed if stored improperly. Every unique piece must be treated differently based on its size, shape, and composition. Custom crates are the most secure way to ensure that pieces have the support they need for their shape and weight distribution.
Custom-designed racks can fit paintings, sculptures and oddly-shaped three-dimensional works. Custom creates and travel frames are often the only way to assure that each piece gets the specific protection it deserves, and that pieces leave the warehouse in perfect condition.
Climate and Humidity Controlled
Light, heat, and cold can be detrimental to fine art. Climate-controlled storage must consider the delicacy of the art, and the climate of the Pacific northwest. Our warehouse in Portland maintains the ideal conditions for fine art, with temperature controls set to a constant 70F.
The Portland warehouse additionally keeps humidity controls to 55% relative humidity. If air is much more humid than this, paint colors can fade or bleed. Much dryer, and artwork may become brittle or dirty. Storage and display environments should be kept perfectly controlled, and outdoor artwork should be weather-proofed.
Art Work FAS provides digital archiving for works in storage. The images will be delivered to the client with full right of use by whomever the client requests, whether that be the insurer, auction houses, or advisors.
Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts
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 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 the services Art Work Fine Art Services offers, contact us.