ICEFAT is an official, worldwide democratic organization representing 70 of the finest independent art transportation firms from 33 countries. Each member specializes in handling and shipping works of art, artifacts and antiquities for museums, galleries and dealers, corporate and private collectors and the premier auction houses.
See a complete membership list and contact info for the companies here.
In anticipation of ERC 2016 in Vienna, Austria, ICEFAT announces the following sweepstakes. Participants have the opportunity to win one of two free registrations for the conference. Please enter now until March 15th by sending a short email with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only for registrars, collection and exhibition managers and so on (sorry not for shippers, insurance company staff and other industry vendors).
• Runs February 10 – March 15th, 2016
• One entry per person
• Learn more about ERC 2016, the program and social events at www.erc2016.at
• Winners must travel to Austria in June
• Winners will be notified by email
• Air fare and hotel stay are not included in the prize
• The conference takes place June 8-10th at Hofburg Vienna and starts Wednesday June 8th with a Welcome Reception
Good luck to all on behalf of ICEFAT – 70 Member companies in over 30 countries!
2016 is looking like a year of interesting challenges for a market place swelling with new ventures in the field of art transport to serve a client base that’s really not that much larger than it was last year. At ICEFAT, we have been engaged in heated discussions on minimum standards for the industry. It’s not a difficult question: What sets us apart from an unspecialized or under-capitalized service provider?
Although we are not all on the same page just yet (there are 70 of us, after all), we hope to arrive at a harmonious consensus and look forward to announcing an even stronger organization that builds upon the mission that ICEFAT has represented for nearly 40 years…The highest standards in fine art shipping.
This year, we begin a new format for both the website and the newsletter. We plan to bring you more frequent and prescient information about our special little world.
Jonathan Schwartz, New York
TEFAF Maastricht is almost upon us (11-20th March). This annual fair, now in its 29th year, is one of the highlights of the international art calendar. The best work from the most prestigious dealers and galleries is exhibited, from paintings to jewellery, textiles to furniture, Old Masters and contemporary design. It is a huge fair with much to see. Maastricht’s position at the heart of Western Europe makes it an easy destination for buyers and visitors. Over 75000 people, including representatives from 200 Museums, attended in 2015. It keeps the local airport busy too handling over 400 private jets during the fair. The organizers are not resting on their laurels though and have announced two new fairs in New York, beginning Fall 2016 and then Spring 2017, at the Park Avenue Armory.
TEFAF Maastricht is a major operation for several ICEFAT agents and, as far as the UK is concerned, Gander and White and Martinspeed will have a significant presence. This is always a busy time of year and with Art Basel Hong Kong opening on 24th March, none of us can complain about being bored!