I make sure that your collection is protected in your home and in transit. If a client does not already have insurance, I collaborate with insurance professionals to set up the best coverage for your collection. If insurance is already in place, I make sure that the coverage is comprehensive and coordinate adding new work to the existing policy. In addition, I provide each client with an annual updated insurance inventory that can be shared with your provider to keep your coverage current.
The right frame design shows a work of art to its best advantage and relates it to the other objects in the room. I work with a number of framers, catering to different budgets, to create attractive and inventive frame designs that look amazing in my clients' homes. All of the frames I recommend use museum-quality archival methods and materials to preserve the works in your collection. I expertly advise my clients on each decision, including mat type and width, style and dimensions of profile, and type of glazing. I work with a team of specialists that includes framers and mount makers to ensure that every work of art is beautifully displayed and protected.
The framing I propose is always of archival quality with the aim of protecting the work in your collection. However, no matter how much care you take, occasionally damage can occur. I work with a team of specialist conservators who can make appropriate repairs to best retain the value and aesthetic of a piece.
shipping & fine art moves
My extensive experience overseeing art handling and shipping works of art assures that every piece you acquire will arrive safely at its destination – whether it needs to be transported across town or from overseas. I request and assess shipping quotes from reliable sources and carefully plan each stage of the transport to be seamless, efficient, and cost effective.
I also execute fine art moves. Works of art need special handling, and I oversee every step of the process, nail to nail, so your collection is expertly moved and installed in your new home or office.
fine art storage
It is not uncommon for works of art to be stored temporarily during residential moves and renovations. There are a number of excellent, specialized fine art storage facilities in the New York area that ensure your collection will be protected when it cannot be housed in your home. I attain quotes, assess what is necessary and appropriate for your collection, and oversee shipping and storage to assure a smooth and easy process.
The final and most exciting step in acquiring new artwork is the installation. Whether placing a single piece or an entire collection, I carefully consider the requirements and limitations of each room, as well as lighting, framing, and décor.
I have extensive experience with a broad range of installation issues, such as siting outdoor sculpture or hoisting large pieces through apartment windows by crane. In addition to my own years of experience, I work with a network of professionals to provide many specialized services.
Please get in touch if I can help you care for your collection!