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.
Chenue operation at the Musée de l’Armée Paris, France in March 2016 for the installation of the exhibit named “Napoleon à Sainte Helene. La conquete de la mémoire”.
Out of the 300 pieces that were delivered and installed, 20 were moved in with the help of a crane. The museum sites had plenty of restrictions and the weather conditions were harsh (windy).
Trucks, people and expertise were all internal (except the crane).
Motet de La Panouse
Directeur Division conservation / Direction commerciale
André Chenue SA
UPDATED March 15, 2016
ICEFAT announces the following winners of our sweepstakes:
Erik Järmens Nationalmuseum, Stockholm/Sweden
Camilla Fogh KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg/Denmark
CONGRATULATIONS – SEE YOU IN VIENNA!!
• Learn more about ERC 2016, the program and social events at www.erc2016.at
• Winners must travel to Austria in June
• Airfare 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
I was sitting on the shoulder of the Taconic State Parkway this morning, as an accident had shut it down for some time. Instead of stressing out that emails from multiple time zones go unanswered, the Swiss Army Knife of the Millennials: the Smart Phone, and a barely adequate cellular data port, was one method of managing the increasingly frenetic logistics market. A repeating topic of conversation with my colleagues at work as well as with many peers at other ICEFAT member companies, is that there are more venues for exhibitions than ever before, as well as more commercial fine art transactions. The infrastructure tries to keep pace with the demand for more product, but we keep seeing deadlines become shorter as decisions are stalled by the previous or current project that commands the attention of the actual decision makers. I marvel at how flexible and adaptable is the human mind, while we deploy resources to fulfill the demands of our jobs. Is there a breaking point?
My hat off to the dynamic collective that is the ICEFAT companies. Jointly and severally, we defy the odds and keep the objects that represent human culture safe from harm.
Jonathan Schwartz, ICEFAT Chair