Martin Argles,
Picture Hanging, 2008

Collections Management

General management of your collection and organising a range of practical matters such as: 

  • researching objects in your collection, including establishing provenance

  • compiling and maintaining an inventory of your collection

  • reviewing general conservation needs and managing specialist conservator involvement

  • advising on the relationship with fine art insurers, negotiating policy details and premiums

  • assessing display and storage needs and environmental conditions for your collection

  • providing guidance on the security of objects in transit, in storage and on display

  • negotiating with fine art transport companies, managing the packing, transport
    and installation of collections

  • writing text for exhibitions, websites, communications literature and publications

  • arranging photography for inventories and publications

  • managing architects, designers and building contractors when creating new display cabinets or display spaces to house your collection