Fine Art Removals | Art Storage | Fine Art Shipping by Schepens
Schepens is a popular choice for fine art removals including paintings, sculptures, prints, and antique furniture. Our team has shipped everything from individual pieces through to large, highly valuable collections.
Schepens is a 4th-generation, family-owned removals company that was established more than 100 years ago. We are one of the UK’s leading removals companies, with a solid reputation for reliability, professionalism, and safety.
Our specialist removals team ships fine art across the UK, Europe and internationally. We use bespoke packaging and the highest quality, eco-friendly packing materials. Artworks are packed and labelled in accordance with the strictest standards, ensuring art or antiques remain in pristine condition throughout the journey.
“The team who installed my exhibition were efficient polite and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Then the team who dismantled were Luke and Cameron and they also maintained a professional, helpful, and polite service with extreme efficiency. I am entirely happy and would us Schepens again.”
If you require fine art shipping or art storage, contact Schepens on 01794 323558 for an obligation-free quote! You can also read on to learn more about our fine art shipping services.
Fine Art Requires a Specialist Mover
Fine art is highly vulnerable when taken out of its protected environment. Even new artwork must be protected with high-quality packing materials and protected during transportation. Schepens follows a very specific process to protect items during fine art removals:
One of our move co-ordinators will meet with you to discuss the removal. They will ask for information regarding:
- Your preferred removal date and arrival window.
- Details of the destination.
- Preferred transport options — international air freight, international sea freight, international road freight or a combination of these methods.
- How many pieces of fine art you will be transporting.
- The type of fine art being transported (paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs, for example).
- The attributes of each piece of art, including the size, weight, and materials.
- Any special precautions that must be taken in terms of security.
If you have any unusual pieces, special arrangements may be required before they can be moved. If you don’t know the size of your artworks, the move co-ordinator may have to measure them. If you require art storage, the move co-ordinator will discuss costs and the length of the storage.
The move co-ordinator will also discuss the available insurance plans and suggest an appropriate plan for fine art shipping. Valuation coverage is available for pieces of fine art or antiques that are of substantial value.
Schepens will provide you with a highly detailed quote that outlines the specific items being moved, the estimated delivery window and the total cost. Our removal quotes are 100% free and there are no hidden extras.
After you accept the quote, Schepens will begin preparing for fine art removals. This preparation includes gathering the appropriate packing materials, designing bespoke packaging, preparing crates, and scheduling the removal.
Typically, fine art or antiques are carefully packed and crated up a few days before the removal is scheduled to commence. In some cases, it may be crated up on the day of the move. Bespoke packaging provides maximum protection against vibration, shock, and impact. Custom built wooden crates are used for highly valuable or fragile pieces.
Your items are securely packed onto our state-of-the-art removals trucks. Depending on the destination and chosen transportation option, it may be transferred into a shipping container for sea or air transit.
Your dedicated move coordinator will keep you informed about the progress of the removal. Once your items arrive, the Schepens team carefully remove them from the crates. Our removers will then dispose of any packing materials.
If you have decided to store your fine art with Schepens, it will be placed in one of our secure storage facilities.
Why Use Schepens For Fine Art Removals?
Schepens is an experienced European removals company that has been performing fine art removals for many decades. We understand the precautions that must be taken when shipping artwork and will ensure your art makes it safely to its destination. Some other reasons to choose Schepens include:
We Understand the Complexities of Shipping Fine Art & Antiques
Our move coordinators understand the complex logistics involved when shipping fine art or antiques in the UK, or internationally. They can help you deal with export documentation, valuation documents, insurance, customs paperwork and LAPADA certification.
Schepens Removers are Trained to Handle Fine Art
Schepens employs professional removers who are trained to British Association of Removers standards. These standards dictate how well items should be packed, what kinds of packing materials should be used and much more. Our adherence to these standards ensures your fine art will be packed and transported correctly.
We Regularly Ship Fine Art & Antiques
Schepens works with auction houses, artists, galleries, private collectors, and museums. We often handle fine art including paintings, sculptures, and antiquities. The frequency of our contact with fine art and our vast experience makes Schepens a safe option.
We Provide Art Storage
Schepens has a number of storage facilities which provide a clean, secure, and fully managed environment for works of art or antique furniture.