On arrival the artworks are first stored in the quarantine area, if required. There they are minutely examined and a condition report is drawn up for each item. If there are no risks of contamination the works of art will be placed in the depot.
You can opt for shared or separate storage. In the former case your artworks are kept along with those of other organisations in a large, shared area. If you opt for separate storage, then one or more closed-off units are made available to you.
Each object is kept in such a way that it is safe for years, without any risk of damage. Katoen Natie has several techniques for this, along with a wide range of shelves and other storage facilities.
The Katoen Natie Art depots are designed to ensure optimum conditions: air-tight and fully insulated, so that stable temperatures and humidity are achieved naturally, with minimum climate control. If required, the customer may choose to have the objects stored in special conditions – in smaller, enclosed areas – instead of the standard climate.
All the services are carried out by highly-trained, specialist personnel with a passion for art.