Let The Conservation Center’s professional art handling team assist with pick-up, delivery, and installation of your artworks. The Conservation Center’s art handling and installation department provides full service pre- and post-treatment of art, antiques, and heirlooms.


The expert art handlers at The Conservation Center are highly trained in handling delicate works of art.  To ensure the safe transport of pieces, our team properly packages each piece; considering both the medium and condition of the piece.   

Our art handlers can assist with local and national inventory, packing, shipping, and transportation needs. The Center’s customized vehicles and dual driver availability ensure safe delivery of your artworks and heirlooms. 

The Center’s art handling team also provides museum-quality artwork installation services for residential, museum, and corporate settings. Works and collections are handled with the utmost care and attention.


The Conservation Center offers a variety of shipping and transportation options according to the size of the collection, the severity of the damage to the items, and their value. Please contact our Client Services team for a quote and discuss the best option for your needs.

Local Pick-ups and Deliveries

The Center’s shipping department provides the safest and most convenient transportation for local pick-ups and deliveries. Deliveries are scheduled at the owner’s convenience. Please contact one of our account managers at 312-944-5401 for more information.

National On-Location Services

For on-location requirements, The Center will fly art handlers directly to the claim site. This offers the safest packing and handling capabilities for delicate works of art. Before removal, each item is inventoried and then transported directly to The Center in Chicago. Full insurance coverage is provided.

introducing: art conservation shuttle service

Start spreading the news: The Conservation Center is truly excited to announce a remarkable partnership with Crozier Fine Arts—New York's foremost fine and decorative arts storage and logistics company. Together, we have launched the Art Conservation Shuttle, fully connecting The Center's interdisciplinary conservators in one the nation's largest art conservation labs to our friends and growing client base on the East Coast. New York's art community can now enjoy museum-quality, art conservation services with an efficient turnaround timetable at competitive cost.

stories related to shipping and installation:

Can being an art handler be so enjoyable and inspiring most of the time? "Not every day is proverbially sunny," says Paul Kirk, The Conservation Center's Director of Shipping and Installation. "When there are two of us, moving a 600 pound sculpture from a gallery or museum, or even in someone's home, and it suddenly starts to downpour or snow, or whatever might happen, then no, I'm not taking the time to become inspired. I'm only thinking about how we can now, very quickly, move this piece without exposing it to potential damage.”

Organization and efficient inventory management are of the utmost importance here at The Conservation Center. It is critical for our staff to properly record each piece as it enters and exits our facility, especially with the recent influx of delicate items from our disaster response efforts. So how do we stay organized? Click below to read more.