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Christie's Education Event Curating Corporate Spaces for Corporate Collection Curators

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Latest Trends from today’s leading Corporate Collection Curators

We are hosting an event in collaboration with Christie’s Education on 4 October 2018

 

Living and working with art completely transforms the way we perceive works as well as the way they interact with us in our daily lives.

 

Momentous Fine Art in collaboration with Christie’s Education presents an interesting dialogue with London’s leading corporate collection curators as they share insights into their collections and their personal connoisseurship.

 

Discover how corporate collections have grown from being decorative additions to a corporate setting into becoming part of the identity of leading banks and law firms. Our panel of corporate collection experts will share interesting case studies from their own practice while looking ahead to future trends in the world of corporate collecting.

 

 

The Corporate Collection Panel

 

Alistair Hicks, Curator Deutsche Bank Collection
Jon Sharples, Curator Simmons & Simmons
Maggie O’Regan, Curator Pinsent Masons LLP
Christopher Gaillard, Gurr Johns Chairman
Laura Uccello, Christie’s Education Alumni and Business Development Manager for Momentous Fine Art

 

 

Please do join Momentous and Christie’s Education for drinks, canapés and conversation

Christie’s Education
42 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NB

Thu, October 4, 2018 / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST

 

 

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Christie’s Education is unique in being wholly owned by Christie’s Auction House, signaling the importance Christie’s places on practical experience of art through education as the key to professional success. Founded in 1978, our graduates have gone on to careers in the art world having experienced the highest quality education in Art History, connoisseurship and the art market from the inside. As the only major auction house to directly offer degree and non-degree programmes, Christie’s Education continues to follow the principles of hands-on exposure to art, immersing our students in the art world from the beginning of their studies.

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Top 3 Must-See Exhibitions this September

Written by Laura Uccello. September offers a glimpse into the exciting fall programming of UK’s leading institutions. Here are our Top 3 Must-See Exhibitions opening in September:

 

3D Festival Opening Weekend of V&A Dundee – (14-16 September)

3D Festival Opening Weekend of V&A Dundee

Photo Credit: The Scotsman.com pictured Architect Kengo Kuma on the V&A Dundee Waterfront

The highly anticipated opening of Scotland’s first ever design museum will be taking place over the weekend of 14-16 of September. The 3D Festival will celebrate the opening of this magnificent waterfront structure designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. The event will include performances by leading figures of the Scottish rock and psychedelic scene such as Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte,  and Primal Scream who will be performing with visual artist and Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie.

Visit the permanent collection exhibited in the Scottish Design Galleries and do not miss the first temporary exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style which illustrates the glamour, design and cultural impact of ocean liners during the first-half of the 20th century.

 

Space Shifters – Hayward Gallery (26 September – 6 January 2019)

Hayward Gallery will close its 50th Anniversary Year with an incredible group exhibition featuring 20 international artists who explore volume, space, light and scale.

Space Shifters will feature works by 20 leading international artists – ranging from minimalist installations from the 1960s to site-specific commissioned works.

Featured artists will include: Leonor Antunes, Larry Bell, Fred Eversley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeppe Hein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Alicja Kwade, John McCracken, Josiah McElheny, Helen Pashgian, Charlotte Posenenske, Fred Sandback, Monika Sosnowska, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, De Wain Valentine and Richard Wilson.

Learn More on the Hayward Gallery website: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/space-shifters

Space Shifters – Hayward Gallery

Photo credit: Hayward Gallery

 

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings – The Royal Academy of Arts (15 September – 20 January 2019)

Discover the vision and inspiration behind one of the greatest architects of our time. Designed and curated by Piano himself, this retrospective offers a unique insight into 16 specific projects which defined the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings, models, photography, signature full-scale maquettes spanning over the last 30 years of Piano’s career. It will also include a central ‘Island’ which will be composed by visuals of over 100 of Piano’s projects.

Learn More on the Royal Academy of Arts website: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/renzo-piano

Renzo Piano The Shard: A View from St Thomas Street

Renzo Piano,The Shard: A View from St Thomas Street, 2018. © RPBW.

 

 

 

 

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Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend Highlights

Written by Laura Uccello, Momentous Fine Art.

From the South Kensington Museum Quarter to King’s Road, there is no doubt the borough of Kensington & Chelsea has an incredible offering of museums, galleries and cultural hubs. Over the last weekend of July, we were delighted to further explore this interesting borough through the lens of the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend.

Through a series of talks, studio workshops, gallery visits as well as exhibition tours; the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend celebrated the creativity and heritage of artists, gallerists and cultural institutions within this borough. Here are our favourite talks from this fantastic weekend:

 

Catherine Miller Gallery: Importing Colour an Introduction of Latin American Art

The Catherine Miller Gallery is a staple of Hollywood Road. Since the 1950s this family-run gallery has been specialising in Latin American Art from the 1950s through present-day. Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller hosted a talk on their experiences working with artists from Latin America, particularly from Argentina and Brazil. The gallery currently works with artists such as: Sofia Neptuno and Claudio Giannini among many others.

To learn more about this gallery visit: https://www.catharinemiller.com/

Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller
Gallery Director Catherine Miller and her daughter Cordelia Miller

 

 

The Royal Society of Sculptors: An Audience with Alistor Hicks

Hosted by After Nyne Magazine, Alistor Hicks shared his highlights as Senior Curator of the Deutsche Bank Art Collection – the World’s Largest Corporate Art Collection. For over twenty years, Alistor was responsible for managing over 60,000 works on paper within 45 countries as well as works by leading German artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer. Nowadays, Alistor is focusing on curating international museum exhibitions and publishing. His latest book is a survey on contemporary art entitled ‘The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st century Art.’

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An Audience with Alistor Hicks (R)

 

 

To learn more about ‘The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st century Art’ written by Alistor Hicks visit: https://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/the-global-art-compass-new-directions-in-21st-century-art-hardcover

To learn more about After Nyne Magazine: http://www.afternynemagazine.com/art/

To learn more about The Royal Society of Sculptors: https://sculptors.org.uk/

For more information about the Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend visit: https://www.kensingtonartweekend.com/

 

Paul Norman Joins Momentisu Fine Art

Momentous Fine Art announce the appointment of Paul Norman as General Manager

9 April 2018 London UK: Momentous, the specialist fine art logistics company, is proud to announce the appointment of Paul Norman as General Manager.

Paul has over 12 years’ experience in fine art logistics, having worked in some of the industry’s leading providers. Prior to joining Momentous, Paul held the position of General Manager at The British Shop where he developed their fine art shipping business and took a leading role in building their international operations.

At Momentous, Paul will focus on the development of the company’s fine art, storage, shipping and installation business to support its private and corporate client base.

Paul says “It is a fantastic opportunity to join Momentous.  Over the years I have seen the company grow in popularity with collectors, dealers, designers and museums.  My plans are ambitious, and I am looking forward to building on the existing Momentous business capabilities to make it a first choice when it comes to selecting a specialist fine art shipping and installations company.

Momentous was established in London during the 1970s as an independent fine art shipping company under the trademark – B.B.F Shipping. Today, it is owned by the AGM Group, a privately-owned business which is investing in the company’s systems, operational best practice, technology and people.

Paul Evans, Chairman of the AGM Group said “We have a robust long-term investment plan for Momentous. Paul Norman’s appointment is part of our talent strategy to employ the best people within the fine art business.  He has a clear vision, a terrific passion for art and the range of operational expertise necessary for the role. He understands what our customers are looking for which will drive innovation in our services and create value for our customers.  I feel that he will be a strong leader for Momentous.

Paul Norman’s appointment is effective immediately. If you have a fine art project you wish to discuss with him, please contact:

Paul Norman

General Manager Momentous Fine Art

paul.norman@momentousltd.com

T: + 44 20 3780 4545

M: +44 7738 27 84 41

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5 Best Shows of 2018: Top Picks from Interior Designer Service Experts

From sustainable living to future trendsetters, our interior design service experts have compiled a list of the most anticipated interior design shows coming to London this year.

The city of London will host a variety of trade shows in 2018, yet none grab our attention more than those relating to interior design. With major brands and huge industry names flocking from around the world to showcase their latest and greatest achievements, there are some truly unmissable events taking place this year. Our interior designer service experts reveal the five events we believe nobody should miss:

 

Surface Design Show, Business Design Centre

February 6 to February 9.

Described as

Tate Modern (the disused Bankside power station) London, England, UK, Europe in the late afternoon

Fine Art Movers Discuss: Top 5 Art Exhibitions of 2018

Local fine art movers and London exhibition enthusiasts cover the unmissable art installations of 2018.

This year, London’s top museums promise an incredible season of exhibitions, led by blockbuster artists such as Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet and Sir Francis Bacon. Based on their years of experience in the world of art, our fine art experts have carefully selected the top five London museum exhibitions to visit in 2018.

Be sure to share your own personal favourites with Momentous on Twitter

Charles I: King and Collector

January 27 – April 15.

Charles I was a noted fine art collector until his execution in 1649, collecting 2,000 pieces of art. Following his death, his beloved collection was sold around Europe by Cromwell. During the Restoration, Charles II unsuccessfully attempted to reassemble the collection by retrieving the sold works. Many of the pieces that were once part of the collection now reside within the permanent collections of European museums, including the Prado and the Louvre.

This year, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Collection have reunited a vast array of the former King’s greatest masterpieces for the first time in 350 years, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck (La Roi a la Chasse) and Titian. This exhibition will include over 100 works of art, spreading from the fifteenth to sixteenth century.

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

February 28 – August 27.

Tate Britain refers to this exhibition as a “reminder of some of the best painters of human life, from big names like Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon to rarer works from Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego”.

This exhibition will interestingly feature Sir Francis Bacon’s large-scale portrait of Lucian Freud — a work that has been in private hands and not exhibited for over 50 years. The six-foot portrait depicts Freud bare-chested and curled up in the corner of a dark room. Although Bacon and Freud were viewed by many as rivals, they were inseparable friends, as shown through the series of portraits each artist made of the other.

The exhibition will also show a portrait of Bacon’s lover, Peter Lacy. This work was completed in 1962, the year of Lacy’s death, and has not shown publicly in the UK.

Michael Jackson: On the wall

June 28 – October 21.

Dedicated to the late singer Michael Jackson, the summer of 2018 will see the National Portrait Gallery host an exhibition exploring the King of Pop’s influence on contemporary artwork.

A vibrant and exciting portal into the ever-evolving art scene, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will feature work inspired by the singer from over 40 artists, sourced from both public and private collections. Including the likes of Andy Warhol and pieces created specifically for this display, the exhibition is a striking portrayal of the impact popular culture can have on modern art movements.

Monet & Architecture

April 9 – July 29.

The National Gallery will be showcasing the enchanting architectural paintings of Claude Monet — the first solo exhibition for the artist in London during the last 20 years. The exhibition will span throughout Monet’s entire career and feature cityscapes of Paris, London and Venice. The exhibition will be subdivided into three sections, capturing a wide diversity of buildings. ‘The Village and the Picturesque’, ‘The City and the Modern’ and ‘The Monument and the Mysterious.

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

June 16 – November 4.

Perhaps the most intriguing exhibition of the year is Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self up at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Following her death, for 50 years her possessions were kept by her husband Diego Rivera and only unearthed in 2004. The museum will be showcasing Kahlo’s personal collection for the very first time in the UK. This exhibition will also mark the first time it is shown publicly outside of Mexico.

These remarkable installations and exhibitions are some of the most hotly anticipated of 2018. If you have your own exhibition coming up, you deserve a fine art shipping service that will treat your masterpieces as if they were Monet’s. To find out how our exhibition logistics experts can help you, get in touch with Momentous today.

Artist painting artwork at workspace

5 Things All Artists Should Know About Fine Art Shipping and Storage

The more you know about fine art shipping and storing your masterpieces, the more at ease you’ll feel. At Momentous, we have you covered

Speak to any artist, no matter what their medium or style, and you’ll come away with one firm conclusion: they love their work. As fine art movers, this is something we appreciate. We know that your art has taken time, effort and dedication to create and it represents a part of you. Saying goodbye to your masterpiece and shipping it off can be stressful and difficult. You expect and deserve the greatest of consideration when it comes to shipping and storing your art.

It all starts with research. You should know that not all fine art shipping services are alike and, if you make the wrong choice, you could end up regretting it. After all, there is no shortage of disastrous fine art shipping stories out there. To ensure your work arrives at its destination safe and sound, we’ve put together a list of five critical points you should consider before shipping and storing your fine art.

1. Insurance is your best friend — make sure you’re covered

It is better to be safe than sorry. No matter how many failsafes are put in place, there is always a chance that something could go wrong, so it makes sense to protect yourself in case of accident or emergency. At Momentous, we recommend you arrange insurance to cover your goods. There are a number of reputable and experienced companies that can help you arrange insurance to give you peace of mind when transporting your work of art. If you could do with a helping hand, we’re happy to point you in the right direction.

2. You need to think about custom cases

Moving fine art is a fine art in itself. The whole process requires a specialised process, careful handling and expert knowledge. For this reason, we recommend artists consider custom cases to house their valuable artwork. Such cases will take into account your art’s size and shape, providing you with bespoke protection during transport from industry standard art cases to full museum specification cases.

At Momentous, you can rest assured that our crates adhere to International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ISPM-15 wood treatment regulations, and wherever possible, we’re committed to using ecologically friendly materials. On top of this, our cases are packed by experts and trained art technicians, leaving you free to concern yourself with more creative matters.

3. Take your time deciding whether to ship by sea or air

Our fine art delivery service takes into account national and international shipping, which will require a decision as to whether to transport by air or sea. This isn’t always an easy decision — you need to consider the best and safest transport rates. With us, you can rest assured that our company is a FIDI FAIM accredited member, so have a diverse global network that will ensure the transportation is organised to the highest standards.

Artists should know there are a number of freight services, including commercial air freight (which is our most popular service), flight courier (ideal for artists who require urgent shipping or a more personal service) and fine art shipping by sea. Shipping by sea tends to be much more cost-effective and suitable for artists with large-volume shipments. Before making your shipping decision, take into account budget, time and urgency.

4. You should be picky about selecting your fine art movers

You shouldn’t accept second-best when it comes to shipping and moving your fine art. You should be particular and find fine art movers who are experts and who have a great deal of experience under their belts. Before you hire a service, do your homework and learn as much as you can about the reputation of the movers among private collectors, art galleries and auction houses. In this business, reputation is everything, and it won’t take long for you to discover whether or not a fine art shipping company is worth your money. Don’t be afraid to get in touch and ask questions regarding who they are certified by and who provides their on-site quality assessments.

At Momentous, we pride ourselves on our 30 years of experience and our white glove service that requires extensive training and provides high levels of professionalism. We want our clients to know that we take our work — and yours — seriously. We hire qualified specialists who know everything about temperature and humidity control, to best preserve and protect your fine art from cracking and flaking.

5. The best art storage systems provide high-tech security technology

The unfortunate reality of life is that thefts do take place, particularly in the art world. When you’re shipping and storing your work, look for a business that will take the greatest of care in terms of security. For example, our 50,000 square foot storage facility is purpose-built to keep your art safe with sophisticated security measures, such as 24-hour monitored CCTV systems, intruder alarms, high-security perimeter fencing and anti-theft systems.

To find out how our team at Momentous can help you with your international fine art shipping, transportation and exhibition logistics, call us on 020 3780 4545. Our dedicated specialists will guide you through the whole process and discuss your exact needs to ensure you’re at ease and comfortable.

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Packing Up and Going with the Best Art Delivery Service

Packing Up and Going with the Best Art Delivery Service

Here’s what to look for in a premium art delivery service you can rely on.

Here at Momentous, we spend many hours and lots of resources on ensuring we have the best art delivery service that everyone from art gallery owners and managers to museum directors, artists, collectors, designers and more can truly rely on. After all, the creation process is fraught with difficulties and frustrations, but the end result can be stunning — and highly valuable — and our goal is to fully protect it when it’s on the move.

We know that for those who own fine art or are looking after or managing it, transporting it from one location to another, whether locally, nationally or around the world, can be a deeply stressful time. If the art delivery service is not up to scratch, there’s a real chance of damage or even theft along the way. It’s an unfortunate scenario that happens all the time, and can result in destroyed paintings and other works — or that they simply vanish into the black market and are never seen again.

Making sure a painting, or an entire collection of them, arrives at a destination for an exhibition is therefore a highly orchestrated operation that involves many elements. This includes vast experience and expertise and the use of top technology to make sure nothing goes awry and no harm is done. We have designed our leading art delivery service to make absolute sure this happens, and all the time.

Packing Up…

It all starts with appraising works of art, antiques or anything else of artistic and valuable nature. The packing requirement for pieces of art are as individual and unique as the works themselves, and that’s why a custom or bespoke approach really is the only way to get a perfect fit.

So you need high-quality packing materials that can be customised to large or small paintings or objects, so they’re fully insulated from bumps in the road and everything else along the otherwise perilous journey to their destination. Plus, you need expert hands to do all this vital and initial work. Just leaving to amateurs with little or no experience could almost certainly result in disaster.

…And Going…

There’s certainly a fine art to transporting fine art. No ordinary vehicle will do, either. Getting to the local destination or airport or seaport requires the best in customized fine art delivery service transportation. That’s why Momentous has its own purpose-built fine art transport vehicles to do the job up to the most professional of standards.

They’re not only climate-controlled to ensure paintings and other works are not exposed to potentially damaging temperature and humidity levels, but they’re also fully insulated throughout the body and have air-ride suspension so that the vehicles almost glide along. We’ve made sure to also install the most up-to-date GPS tracking systems in our fine art transport vehicles, so we know where they are at all times and are also totally secure with our classified security systems.

…With the Best Art Delivery Service

You know you have the very best art delivery service when it dispatches a specialist flight courier to accompany your high-value artworks on their trips abroad. Even if it’s an urgent fine art shipment, a top art delivery service such as our can arrange your own flight courier in an instant, giving you ultimate peace of mind that your works will be guarded at all times during the journey.

There are perils at every stage of delivering artwork to a destination, but by using the best art delivery service you can get, it’s bound to always be smooth sailing.

The art delivery service specialists at Momentous are available to discuss your next moving project, and advise on the best possible way to go about it. Contact Momentous now and find out more about how you can get your valuable works from A to B and back again without a hitch.

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In the Frame: Art Storage and What to Look For

In the Frame: Art Storage and What to Look For

Storing valuable works of art off-site can be an experience fraught with worry. But using the best art storage facilities will put your mind at rest.

What we see on display at museums and art galleries is really just the tip of the exhibition iceberg. It’s a fraction of what’s owned or loaned, because there’s just far too much to hang at any one time. Like with anything else, space is at a premium, and rotation and art storage is what keeps it all going.

It’s the same for any successful artist or collector with a growing number of works in their collection or investment portfolio. The sheer size of some paintings makes it impossible to display them in modern homes — unless you invest heavily in a drafty old castle somewhere with enough wall-space that it could be a gallery in its own right (now, there’s a thought).

Luckily, we don’t have to go to such costly extremes when considering what to do with all the artwork we either own or manage. Today there exist numerous choices — art storage places where you can pay to keep your precious works safe and secure. But not all art storage facilities are created equal, and to ensure your artworks are fully protected at all times, you need to know exactly what to look for.

The Essential Art Storage Basics

With professional art storage for priceless paintings, antiques and other works of art, the “Three Ps” are a vital part of any solid solution. That’s Premises, People and Protection. Let’s start with the first:

Perfect Premises

We all know that artworks are delicate creatures, subject to all kinds of seemingly innocuous ravages that could cut them in two and leave them in shreds (and therefore worthless). So you can’t just store them in any old warehouse and hope for the best. Art storage facilities like ours near Heathrow Airport and the Eurotunnel — making for easy art transportation for exhibitions in Europe and further afield — are specially designed with fine art in mind.

This means that the temperature is controlled so that paint and other brittle materials are not subjected to cold or heat that could make them crack and flake. Next, storage space must be flexible so it can accept all kinds of shapes and sizes of paintings and antique items. And you don’t just drop it off and forget about it — art storage such as ours comes with peace of mind benefits, including regular photographic updates and dedicated space for viewing your works.

Professional People

You cannot expect unskilled workers with little or no knowledge about handling art to properly care for major works. That is why we have invested in a highly professional art storage team that’s made up of specialists who know exactly what they’re doing.

They make sure art — everything from fine art paintings to sculptures, and all manner of antiques and pottery — is expertly looked after from the moment it arrives at the Momentous art storage facility. They will constantly monitor the temperature and each individual work of art so that they remain in pristine condition.

Particular Protection

Works of art are valuable, and will always attract the attention of professional art thieves. It’s an unfortunate fact of life in the art world that thefts do happen, and regularly, whether art is in transit to an exhibition or in storage. The most sophisticated security measures are required in art storage facilities to thwart these thefts.

Momentous, for example, has various layers of security so that artworks are fully protected. While we’re not going to disclose our security measures, as that could be advantageous to art thieves who are on the lookout for new opportunities and possibly reading blogs such as this, we can say that we employ an array of high-tech security technology. This includes everything from CCTV to intruder alarms, security fencing, anti-theft systems and more.

The Three Ps are everything you need for the ultimate in fine art storage.

To learn more about the best art storage facilities for fine art in the UK, contact Momentous now. Our friendly and professional staff are available to discuss individual requirements, so that your artworks are properly looked after and are entirely secure.

 

 

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Fine Art Movers: Keeping the Show on the Road

What do you need in great fine art movers? Vast expertise and a laser-like attention to detail are essential.

Before the world’s most expensive painting was auctioned in New York in November, it embarked on a global tour so people could get a first-hand look at the last Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands.

Around 20,000 people turned up in London, Hong Kong, San Francisco and New York to gaze at the Renaissance master’s haunting rendition of Christ as Saviour of the World (Salvator Mundi) ahead of its record-breaking auction in New York, where it went for $450 million (£342 million).

For fine art movers, transporting a priceless, 500-year-old work of art around the globe was sure to have been an exercise in extreme caution. But auction house Christie’s, which was selling the painting, was determined that the public should get a glimpse of the piece. “The experience of setting eyes on a work described as the ‘Divine Mona Lisa’ — one of fewer than 20 paintings acknowledged as being from the renaissance master’s hand — is one that has moved people in many different ways, with those experiences being shared myriad times via social media,” the company said.

Fine Art Movers and Cutting the Risks

The risks of shipping valuable items of fine art are not just that they may be damaged, or even destroyed, along the way. There is always the possibility that painting and other kinds of fine art can be stolen in transit, or at a fine art storage facility, and never be seen again. It’s all too common and professional thieves are always on the lookout for their next opportunity, keeping their ear to the ground so they know when expensive artworks are being moved.

After all, one of the world’s most famous paintings was stolen — another work by Da Vinci: the Mona Lisa. It’s arguable that such was the media storm surrounding the heist, which occurred in 1911, that it elevated the great work to even more dizzying heights, in the process creating a legendary artwork that has achieved celebrity status.

Then, as in the case of the Salvator Mundi and other high-priced artworks sold at auction, there’s the whole process of shipping artworks to their new owners, wherever they happen to be in the world. It’s not known who purchased the Da Vinci — all others, just over a dozen, are in museums and art galleries — but certainly they would want their lofty new purchase to arrive in one piece.

Professional Fine Art Movers: The Only Choice

So whether you’re an art gallery, museum or antiques house owner, director or manager and you’re looking for fine art movers to get your next show on the road, professionalism and experience are key. You will not want your precious paintings and other valuable works handled by people at every stage of the process — from packing to dispatching — who have little knowledge or expertise in what they’re doing.

Here at Momentous, we pride ourselves on our vast experience in moving works of art big and small, around the UK and wider Europe and right around the world. We plan out everything in detail, so that the risks are minimised. Our highly trained art technicians and specialist art transport vehicles can move anything from just one work to an entire exhibition amounting to dozens of paintings, sculptures and everything else.

And if shipping art by air instead of sea is your choice, that’s not a problem. We are able to provide our very own flight courier who will travel with the works and provide the kind of high-level personal care and attention you and your works deserve. Moving invaluable artwork is always a Momentous decision, so make sure you make the right choice.

Discover more about the best in fine art shipping by contacting the global experts at Momentous today. Our expert fine art movers can tell you all about our facilities, procedures and security that will protect your fine art while in transit or storage.