Storing art correctly:
Are you a gifted artist, a passionate art collector or simply a lover of oil paintings? That’s great – but your “storage at home” is probably bursting at the seams by now! Perhaps you’re starting to wonder how and where you can properly store your valuable collection?
Here are a few tips you should definitely consider, in order to ensure your masterpieces are not damaged and, above all, where you can find room for your treasures.
Room temperature & humidity:
The most important factors for secure storage are room temperature and humidity. Room temperature should be kept at 21°C, while humidity should be at around 45%. To ensure such conditions, we can offer you one of our own spaces in our Storeboxes, which includes smart sensors. This means you can check room temperature and correct humidity with ease, from the comfort of your own home.
No UV radiation:
Taking care to avoid UV radiation also plays a large role, as it prevents the art’s colour intensity from being impacted.
Don’t forget about the hygiene of the storage room!
Insects in the storage room can cause significant damage to paintings and your prized pieces could even become moth and mouse food. As a result, it’s best to choose storage space that is regularly professionally cleaned and comes with video surveillance for your collection.
Don’t forget the packaging:
The best way storing paintings is framed and in a stable way, to prevent them from tipping over. They should also be stacked, separated and packed correctly, using polystyrene.
In any case, wooden or cardboard boxes should be used as packaging material, as plastic doesn’t allow the paintings to “breathe”.
Please note: Don’t store the artworks in the car for hours and hours as this leads to deformations to the frame and image!
If you’ve now followed all steps and are looking for a suitable storage space for your prepared collection, then check us out – or send us a non-binding request.
Compartments can be booked in various sizes and cost from €36,99 per m²/month, plus flexible insurance packages.
Your compartment is available immediately after booking and can be accessed around the clock with your personal access code.
Smart & Safe
All Storeboxes are accessible on the ground floor, barrier-free, doubly secured, monitored and insured.