Services

We recognise that effective care and maintenance is integral to sustaining and enhancing your collection’s value. We therefore offer a variety of specialist services to ensure that every aspect of your collection is carefully considered.

Please see below for further information on our full range of services.

William Hogarth, Conversation Piece (Portrait of Sir Andrew Fountaine with Other Men and Women), c. 1730-35, Philadelphia Museum of Art: The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928

 

Inventory and Cataloguing

  • Advising on the most effective database system for the needs of your collection
  • Updating and maintaining collections databases
  • Ensuring all works are appropriately itemised alongside relevant documentation
  • Cataloguing and labelling works
  • Archiving: scanning and digitising paper archives, documents and images
  • Creating fact sheets and carrying out art historical research

 

Loans, Sales and Acquisitions

  • Facilitating loans of works within the UK and abroad
  • Advising and assisting clients looking to sell works or expand their collection
  • Carrying out due diligence and conducting provenance research
  • Handling post-sale administration for new acquisitions
  • Viewing artworks at galleries, fairs and auction sales previews with you or on your behalf
  • Drafting and reviewing consignment notes and sales agreements
  • Registering bids at auction

 

Maintenance

  • Reviewing insurance renewals and handling insurance claims
  • Organising regular valuations
  • Liaising with restorers to arrange inspections and manage conservation needs
  • Advising on environmental considerations including UV and lux levels, and temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Assisting with re-hangs and displays
  • Arranging photography and framing

 

Logistics

  • Organising crating, shipping, handling and installation
  • Reviewing import and export paperwork
  • Managing customs statuses (TA, Bonded Warehouse, IPR, etc)
  • Managing off-site storage units
  • Ensuring appropriate insurances are in place during transit