Off to Lisbon for the Annual ICEFAT Convention

13 Nov 2018

It was fantastic to meet the teams from the 68 attending Art Transport Companies from across the globe at the annual ICEFAT Convention in Lisbon last weekend. 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. Maurice Ward Art Handling attended with our Director Mary McLoughlin, Teresa Brehony our Fine Art Operations Manager and Holly Dungan, Fine Art Shipping Coordinator. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss and access ‘The Highest Standards in Art Shipping’, to look at our marketplace and how best to meet the demands of our clients. The close working relationships among our members allows us to ship, install and handle exhibitions across the world with the professionalism expected by our museums, national institutions and clients. It is great to hang out with fellow professionals who have the same end...

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Something new is happening at Maurice Ward!

5 Sep 2018

On 18th June 2018, we officially launched a new specialised art storage facility to the art world at Art Business Summit in Limerick. As Ireland’s leading art storage and handling experts, we believe we can support UK and US Art Galleries by providing an alternative storage hub in Europe. The decision to make the new acquisition and add to our storage facilities was driven both by increasing client demand and by Ireland’s strategic location between Europe and the US. As John Ward, our director, explains, the commercial and geographical expediency of an Irish hub will undoubtedly gain more significance in the wake of the UK’s imminent departure from the European Union: “Brexit is likely to have an impact on the movement of art in terms of costs and administration. We believe Ireland is uniquely positioned to support the movement of art between the US and Europe. As the...

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