How we move paintings
Fine Art removals should be considered carefully when valuable paintings and fragile sculptures are to be moved. With both national or international fine art moving it is always best to choose an experienced moving company to avoid any damage to valuable pieces of fine art.
As a professional fine art moving company, Abels has considerable expertise in handling and transporting fine art. We have moved all styles, from modern abstract to Renaissance masterpieces, and our clients range from private individuals to museums and galleries. This includes moving a priceless Bellini painting on behalf of two museums, a successful fine art move that Abels are proud to have organised and carried out.
Specialist Fine Art Removals
With your priceless works of art, you can rest assured that Abels takes the utmost care of your belongings. Prior to carrying out the removal, a survey of the artwork in question is normally advised. Plans can then be drawn up to handle each piece in the most appropriate manner, ensuring best practice for each and every element of the fine art removal. Here at Abels, we know that artworks come in all different shapes and sizes. To guarantee specialist protection for your fine art pieces, we design each packing process by hand, including any specialist protective case to match the size of each piece, thus ensuring complete care and peace of mind for our customers.
Fine Art Assessment
At Abels, we take the utmost care in moving fine art. We understand the value of your pieces, which is why we undertake a survey before the move. Throughout the assessment, we will create a specific risk assessment for each piece of art. We will then plan how we will handle each piece so that they are moved in the most appropriate manner.
Packing Fine Art
With our years of art moving experience, we know that artworks come in all different shapes and sizes. At Abels, we design each packing process specifically to each piece. This includes any specialist protective cases that may be required, to match the specifications of each piece. Here we outline our fine art packing methods and how the process works:
The best packing method is always assessed at the time of survey or discussion. Many paintings we will have moved previously, and so a case note will already be on file.
How To Pack Wall Art for Moving
When packing wall art for moving, it’s imperative to use the proper packing materials. Our professional packing teams here at Abels use specialist wax paper to prevent oil / gilt from sticking to packaging. The painting is then over-wrapped in 5-ply paper before being placed into the case. A soft cloth inner lined with an outer bubble wrap can be added if deemed a requirement. The frames are protected by acid free tissue and rolled corrugated card placed around them.
Packing wall art for moving should also prevent movement where possible. Padding is then added to stop movement when in the case. We then secure the front of the wooden crate, which is marked with the customer’s name, reference number and destination.
Many of the high value or sentimental artworks we move have a bespoke wooden case manufactured for them, offering added protection. The cases are lined inside with foam to cushion the painting and are held in Abels’ store until the next time the artwork is to be relocated.
Moving Fine Art: Abels Fine Art Transportation
Abels’ fleet is all modern, providing soft air-ride suspension and a double inner skin to offer improved protection for your fine art. Environmental concerns are addressed by their euro-5 compliant engines, which are currently the kindest to the environment. To increase security on long-distance trips, our drivers sleep in the vehicle which is alarmed and has security seals on each door.
Lorries of various sizes are available depending on the job in hand, with destinations ranging across Europe from the far south of Italy, to Sweden, and from Gibraltar to Russia. Whatever you need, wherever you need it, Abels fine art removals are the ideal choice for seamless and carefree transportation.
Due to the high value of many of our consignments, all our operatives have a high level of security clearance, carrying identification cards at all times. Our staff’s packing techniques are honed each year in our training school. You can rest assured that Abels will handle your fine art with the highest level of care.
All fine art movements are confidential and handled only by senior operations managers. Client information remains private and it is the duty of all Abels’ employees to maintain it. Warehousing is all purpose-built, modern, clean and dry. Security is provided by state-of-the-art Redcare alarm and CCTV systems, and warehouses are located in low-crime areas.
For further information about this fine art moving please contact our team.