Fine Art Moving
Fine Art Moving Services in South Africa
Once you have invested a great deal of time scouting out your latest art acquisition and paid over the hefty amount on the price tag, you are going to have to spend even more time and money keeping it maintained, safe, and secure. More importantly, when the time comes to move premises, you are going to have to pay close attention to which logistics teams you trust and what sort of insurance cover is available to you. Fine-art moving is somewhat of an art itself and if you are dealing with expensive and valuable artworks and pieces, there is no room to take chances with unskilled or inexperienced movers. Elliott Afrovan, fine-art moving specialists, is a South African logistics company that can get your art moving safely, securely, and insured. You choose art that moves you and Elliott Afrovan will move your art for you, if and when the time comes.
To take a sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes and what you need to be aware of when it comes to moving fine art, take a look at the latest feature article on Elliott Afrovan and the art of moving art that moves you in the Business Day Newspaper on pages 10, 12, and 13. These feature articles cover important aspects related to moving fine art, including how to choose specialist cover, having art valuated, understanding the risks involved, handling art in transit, and which relocation specialists offer the most reliable services. That being said, let us take a look at some of the things that you should be considering before you move an expensive piece of fine art:
Choosing Specialist Cover
When hiring a team to assist with moving you fine art, keep in mind that you will need insurance. Most regular insurance policies will not offer complete cover for loss, theft, or damage to expensive pieces of art, so make sure that you choose specialist cover specifically meant for fine art. Make sure that you have a policy that will be able to cover the true replacement value of the piece.
Valuating Art Before Moving It
Knowing the true value of your art before your move it is essential. Before you take out specialist cover or move fine art, have it valuated by a professional art appraiser. This will help you to avoid disappointment if something happens during the relocation and you need to process a claim. Remember that art appreciates and the value that you attached to the piece a few months ago could have changed by the time you move it.
The Risks Involved in Moving Fine Art
When you think about the risks that your art is exposed to when being moved, bumps, scrapes, drops, and that sort of damage might cross your mind, but the reality is that theft is the biggest risk that art collectors face when moving pieces. Unfortunately, crime in South Africa is geared towards the theft and resale of fine art. Once art is stolen, it can be sold online in South Africa. When relocating fine art, the loss of an artwork is a serious risk to be considered. It is best to choose a relocation team that has a flawless reputation and also has tracking devices in the trucks and vehicles that they use for fine-art moving.
How Art Should be Handled in Transit
The moving of fine art is not something that is done carelessly. Fine-art pieces must be correctly wrapped, packed, and prepared for the move. This means boxes, bubble wrap, and various other items must be used. Professional packers and shippers with the right experience can be trusted to do this. Fine-art moving specialists will know how to handle fine art in changing temperatures and other conditions.
Elliott Afrovan – Fine Art Movers of Choice in South Africa
In South Africa, there are many relocation companies that claim to be professional art movers. Unfortunately, not all of these companies have the expertise and skills to get your valuable pieces to their destination unscathed. At Elliott Afrovan, we only hire long-term staff members who are trained – and retrained – to ensure that their skills are continuously brushed up and that they have the know-how to handle your artwork with the utmost of care. We know that you specifically choose art that will not lose its value and appeal, and so we treat each piece as your most valuable investment. We package, prepare, and handle all fine artwork with exceptional care.
Contact Elliott Afrovan for all Your Fine-Art Moving Needs
If you need a professional fine-art moving team to assist you with relocating your valuable art, take the time to get in touch with us at Elliott Afrovan. You can set up an appointment for us to view the art to be moved, or you can contact us for further information via email or telephone today.