storage of works of art
Whether paintings, sculptures or antiquities, your works of art deserve special care during transportation or storage. We are experts in packing, storing and shipping works of art in Switzerland and abroad.
Building on many years of experience, our specialist staff work in accordance with the most demanding security standards currently applicable. We also offer additional services associated with the transport of your works of art. Find out about our tailor-made solutions!
“Art is everywhere, and Harsch is right behind it”
Transport & storage of works of art
With a logistics platform based in Geneva, supported by branches in Zurich, Basel and Lausanne, and a team of logistics specialists and experienced technicians, we can provide the support you need in Switzerland or throughout the world, as required. Art has no limits, and nor do we.
Every work of art is unique and requires the use of special packaging depending on its size, shape and construction. Our technicians receive ongoing training so as to develop in-depth knowledge of the different packaging techniques. We also have an in-house carpentry service for producing made-to-measure crates.
With our logistics team’s in-depth knowledge of transport and customs requirements, you can be assured of personalised service. This expertise allows them to operate within the constraints that are associated with certain requests, but also to propose suitable solutions to meet your technical, qualitative and budgetary requirements.
Air and sea transport
We can carry out all customs formalities in our premises as we hold the necessary customs authorisations: AR (approved receiver), AS (approved shipper). We undertake customs clearances at all customs offices in Switzerland.
We have a dedicated area solely for storing works of art, with or without customs clearance. We can offer the right storage solutions for your needs.
Our dedicated premises for the storage of works of art are in easily accessible city centre locations in the Geneva and Vaud cantons. The same levels of security are in place at each location.
We can offer tailored storage solutions according to your needs. Please contact us for personalised advice.
“Art in good hands”
Not only can we transport your works of art, we also provide support for all kinds of related projects, such as residential refits, art fairs and organising exhibitions. With a network of representatives abroad, we can manage any type of project throughout the world.
Working with architects and interior decorators, we manage the complete refit of your home for you :
This service is specifically intended for art dealers and specialists who have to manage major moves involving works of art. Drawing on our experience in the transport of works of art, we can provide management support, coordinating all the different aspects of these moves, including: