Moving delicate ash sculptures

Art & Antiquities

From single masterpieces to entire exhibitions, theatrical production sets and entire orchestras we have been entrusted to ensure the safe movement and delivery of some of the world’s most priceless  collections.

We understand that moving irreplaceable works of art is about more than just careful handling – choosing to have art transported is as much an emotional decision as a practical one.

Through years of working with museums, galleries, auction houses and private art collectors around the world, our team bring a level of experience and understanding to handling your art works and antiques.

Artworks are most vulnerable when they are being transported – from initial handling through to crating, transit and installation at the destination site, each piece requires care and attention to ensure its preservation.

The packing, moving and handling techniques employed by our skilled teams are supported by the latest equipment and technology, enabling us to safely transport a range of fragile cargoes across cities, across countries and across the world.

We specialise in handling all types of art and antiques, including:

  • Antique furniture
  • Archaeological artefacts
  • Bulk or heavy statues and sculptures
  • Candelabras and chandeliers
  • Crystals
  • Cultural relics
  • Film archives
  • Jewellery
  • Mirrors
  • Moldings
  • Museum collections (defence, science, history)
  • Porcelain and pottery
  • Paintings
  • Waxworks

Whether your items require soft packing for short distance transportation or crating for longer distances, we can provide full logistics services for the movement and storage of your fragile artwork and antiques.

Why choose Toll to handle your art and antiquities?

Providing logistics for art and antiquities is often a complex process. Toll’s ability to provide specialised end-to-end solutions for collections of this nature has made us the logistics partner of choice for the world’s finest galleries, collectors and auction houses.

Complete project management

To determine the requirements of individual pieces and collections, we will engage you in a pre-move consultation to design a customised plan that best suits your needs. Arrangements can be made for the specific packing, crating, transportation and storage services you require. We endeavour to ensure your cargo reaches its destination ahead of time, giving our installation teams additional time to carefully place each piece in the display area.

Highly skilled art handlers

Most of our art handlers have more than 10 years of experience working within the arts logistics sector. In addition to bringing a distinct level of care and attention, our team specialises in on-site placement. Following your precise instructions, our handlers can install single pieces or entire exhibitions to your specifications.

Specialised fleet and equipment                                                                                             

We have specialised handling equipment suitable for a wide range of art objects – regardless of size, weight or configuration. Our gantry cranes, lifting tables, scaffold platforms, laser levels, forklifts and fleet of specialised vehicles ensure your cargo is handled with the utmost care. Our fleet includes customised trucks fitted with air suspension to ensure a  smooth and controlled transportation of delicate pieces.

We also have a variety of shockproof cases and crates designed to ensure the secure storage and transportation of artworks, and can provide custom crating for two and three-dimensional pieces.

Secure storage facilities

We have a network of warehouse facilities suitable for storing valuable fine art and antiques securely in their optimum environment. From specialised storage containers to temperature-controlled warehouse spaces to protect valuable paintings, we ensure your collections remain safe and preserved.

Contact us

Contact us for more information about our experience handling art and antiquities, or to discuss how we can support your business.