Disaster Response

For over 30 years The Center has provided Disaster Response services for art collections large and small throughout the country. Whether in response to fire, water, mold, wind, or everyday accidental damage, our trained staff of disaster response professionals can provide dependable nationwide pick-up and delivery services, on-location inventory, triage, photography, and condition reports for private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

Please see our Disaster Response Procedures, which includes information about reporting a loss, strategies to determine what should be considered for conservation, information about shipping items to The Center for examination, and details about the process and treatment proposals.


After Hour Emergency: (312) 543-1462
Center: (800) 250-6919
Fax: (312) 944-5479


Heather Becker
Cell: (312) 543-1462

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