With its historic museums, acclaimed galleries, thriving contemporary scene and enduring creative spirit, Boston stands as a foremost cultural pillar in the Northeast. As more invaluable artworks arrive in the city daily, proper care in handling, installation and transportation is essential to preserve these assets. Our company has years of experience providing premier fine art solutions tailored to meet the needs of Boston’s vibrant arts community. We handle your cherished artworks with meticulous care at each stage.
Providing Safe Fine Art Transportation in the Region
To achieve smooth transit for fragile artifacts, our climate-controlled vehicles carefully regulate temperature and humidity during local Boston transports and interstate trips. Drastic temperature swings and moisture can quickly warp canvases, fade watercolor pigments and sprout mold if left unchecked. Our systems maintain optimal, museum-standard benchmarks to prevent such exposure.
Vehicles also contain air ride suspension paired with interior straps, blankets and padding to gently stabilize artwork and avoid shifts during transport. Our drivers undergo rigorous training focused on cautious acceleration, braking and cornering to minimize sudden jolts, rapid turns and bumps. These refined skills have been honed over years of handling priceless museum acquisitions, one-of-a-kind gallery treasures and high-value private collections.
For local art transportation within metro Boston, we design expedited routes accounting for the city’s distinct traffic patterns and geography. Our specialists understand how to safely navigate the area’s historic narrow streets, bridges and landmarks for timely fine art delivery across the city.
For longer regional transport, we operate regular climate-controlled shuttle routes between Boston and other major Northeast art destinations like New York and Philadelphia. These affordable consolidated services offer galleries, museums and collectors a convenient option to ship artwork between cities along the Eastern seaboard.
Custom Packaging and Crating for Protection
How artwork is packed is equally essential for protection in transit and storage. Our experts thoroughly analyze each piece to engineer custom packaging solutions. Factors like fragility, proportion, weight and material sensitivities inform the ideal combination of archival wraps, padding, specialty mounts and braces before securing items within padded, custom-fit crates.
Antiques, three-dimensional pieces, photography, canvases and other media all receive specialized materials tailored precisely for their safe handling. For overseas shipping, we are experts in international protocols for reducing vibration, absorbing shock and preventing in-transit damage. No matter the destination, our artisans deliver solutions carefully engineered to shield your treasures.
Complete Installation Services and Display
For galleries, museums, businesses or private collectors, our art specialists handle complete installation services – both small in scale and grand in size – to actualize exhibition visions. No job is too minor or monumental for our handlers highly experienced in smoothly orchestrating intricate gallery rotations, fully realized museum retrospectives and more.
We act as partners in actualizing your display goals, providing guidance on arrangements and assisting with all details like plinths, vitrines, lighting and signage. Our teams have expertise adeptly installing paintings, photography, mixed media, abstract sculpture and all other mediums while protecting existing architecture and surroundings. Whether a single lobby piece or an entire corporate collection spanning multiple sites, our solutions allow you to focus solely on curation while we handle the rest.
Climate-Controlled Art Storage and Collection Care
In addition to transportation and installation, we also offer specialized short and long-term art storage solutions to protect collections during loans, acquisitions and other transitions. Our secure, climate-regulated warehouses and private vaults safeguard against environmental threats like dramatic temperature/humidity shifts and pollutants.
You can access real-time records on the status of your collection through our online client portal anytime. For extended art storage, we design customized, controlled environments tailored specifically to our clients’ needs and artwork mediums. We are continuously monitoring and adjusting conditions to identify any concerns early. No matter if a single item or a full exhibition tour inventory, your artworks remain protected until their next destination.
Responding to Rush and Emergency Art Requests
Despite diligent planning, unexpected art needs can arise suddenly requiring urgent attention – a recently acquired piece for an impromptu event, damage to a sculpture needing rapid replacement or relocation due to an incident. Available 24/7, our team can mobilize on short notice for emergency assistance.
We maintain readiness to urgently respond to any unplanned scenario. Our longstanding relationships across Boston’s arts community allow us to coordinate specialized rapid solutions for institutions, galleries and collectors when circumstances require it. Whether an urgent cross-town transportation or temporary storage after an emergency, we have successfully provided immediate aid to clients countless times. No situation is too daunting for our team’s expertise.
With over a decade providing tailored fine art mastery on behalf of Boston’s vibrant arts community, we are honored to have assisted acclaimed museums along with the next generation of artists and galleries continuing the region’s creative legacy. Please contact us today to learn more about protecting your fine art assets.