Contract Fine-Art Moving Services at A Cost-Effective Rate
Fine-art moving is a fine art in itself! At least that is what we think at Elliott Afrovan. While moving furniture and stock must be done with care, fine art must be moved with exceptional care. Damage and loss of fine art can result in a massive expense and it can be even worse if you have a sentimental attachment to the piece. When seeking out fine-art moving services, don’t just take the company’s word for it. Ask about their experience and history with relocating fine art and make sure that the staff members who will assist with the packing, preparing, and moving of your artworks are the very best and most experienced in their team. If an art relocation company is recognised by the International Convention of Exhibition & Fine Art Transporters (ICEFAT), you can rest assured that the handling agents offer the finest possible service in the industry.
What to Expect from Your Fine-Art Movers
Professional fine-art moving services are about much more than just carrying artwork out of the building, loading it, and dropping it off on the other side. People have certain expectation of a fine-art moving service. The moving company must be able to remove the artwork from the wall, pack it, wrap it, crate it, transport it, unpack it, and finally hang it in its new spot.
Bumps, Shocks, and Rattles Just Won’t Do When Moving Fine Art
It is important that expensive pieces are protected against shock and vibration as this can result in serious damage to the piece. Of course, when it comes to moving things, bumps, vibrations, and shocks are expected. Unfortunately, this is no good for expensive art, so extra-special care will need to be taken. Not all art relocation companies can offer this, but at Elliott Afrovan, we have a fleet of our own vehicles. Each vehicle in our fleet has built-in air suspension to cushion your art from the bumps and shocks while en route to the new premises. The vehicles are also fitted with satellite tracking so that the safety of your art is guaranteed and so that we can keep an eye on the progress of your move.
Experienced Fine Art Movers at Your Service
You would not trust a stranger on the street with your most valued possessions and this is the same approach you should have when looking for someone to assist with the moving of your expensive pieces of fine art. At Elliott Afrovan, we have many years of experience in fine-art relocation. In fact, we have a specialist division dedicated to moving fine art. We have helped with countless art relocations across Southern Africa and the world. All our fine-art moving team members are trained in art handling, packing, and crating. We have worked with all kinds of art, from delicate pieces to exceptionally heavy ones. We will be happy to assist you with your relocation, whether it is just to the next neighbourhood, across the country or somewhere overseas.
Insure it Before you Ship it!
Moving fine art is something that sometimes just cannot be avoided, even if you want to. If you have to move your art, you can at least make sure that you do it right. There is always a lot of stress involved, especially if you consider the potential loss you can be faced with if things are not handled correctly. Even if you have the best movers in the world on your side, it is recommended that you take out insurance for your fine art. Of course, it is highly unlikely that anything will go wrong when Elliott Afrovan is the team assisting you with your move, but it is always best to be safe and take the necessary precautions along the way, of which insurance is one.
If you would like to learn more about what is involved in our fine-art moving services and what it will cost you, we welcome you to get in touch with us today to find out more. You can give us a call or send us an email to discuss your needs and requirements or to get a detailed, all-inclusive quotation from us.