At Katoen Natie Art we are convinced that an art work needs the best protection. Many times they represent great values, not only financial also emotional. If the owner wishes, we can build custom made transport crates and travel frames. We can also provide other, lighter packaging if the chance on damage is lower.
We make sure the right materials are used to maximize the safety and integrity of the artwork and we guarantee the packaging will protect your work from the dangers during a transport.
We provide secure transport (including loading, unloading and all other operations) under optimum conditions of temperature, humidity, safe stacking, etc.
Quarantine & Condition reporting
Since the depots are built especially to store artwork and heritage, we have also foreseen a quarantine zone. Upon arrival, any artwork can be checked for contamination or damages. This ensures the safety of the object but also that of the other collections in the depot. Any possible risks or existing damages can be reported back to you through a condition report. We have a restaurateur in our team who can provide advice and if necessary, take further steps.
The depots are constantly monitored for infections, pests, insects,… If a contamination is determined upon arrival or during its stay, we can have the object disinfected. Depending on the nature of the infection, different disinfection methods can be offered.
Digitising and inventorying
If desired, each item is digitised, coded into the custom made warehouse management system and stored in the computer. So you have a clear picture of what is being held and you can call up the items in the depot quickly and easily. Items can also be measured and inventoried in detail.
Katoen Natie Art offers short or long term storage for both individual artworks and entire collections. The depots offer a top level climate and the security is up to the most modern standards.
Through compartmentation in our warehouses we strive to find the perfect space for your collection. Together with you we will see what is needed for the collection to come to a tailor-made solution.
Forwarding & Customs clearance
Our storage is a bonded warehouse. We can guarantee postponed VAT and tax payments should your collection be in transit in our depot. The art works can remain in the depot until the owner decides what to do.
Katoen Natie Art employs specialized personnel for forwarding and shipping of art objects, which includes taking care of all customs formalities.