Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tour of Unified Fine Arts Services

Great tour today at Unified Fine Arts Services. David and Victor have put a lot of time, research and experience into the construction of their new facilities.

In the photo above David is explaining how the Unified temperature controlled trucks unload into this temporary holding area. The outside doors are then closed, shutting off uncontrollable elements such as the Texas heat. Then the interior doors on the right are opened and the crates are moved into the building.

Speaking of crates, here are three custom built Unified crates. Each is made from birch plywood, sealed with a clear coat. The lids have gaskets and are attached using bolt plates instead of wood screws. Really wonderful work.

Next month NTAAC will be having a casual get together with the North Texas chapter of the International Society of Appraisers

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Heavy Lifting for the July NTAAC Meeting

On Wednesday, July 18th we will be meeting at Unified Fine Arts Services. David and Victor will lead use a tour of the new facilities and talking about moving some of the biggest works of art in the DFW area.

Unified provides art handling services that include installation, transportation, storage and crating. Their clients include the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Goss-Michael Foundation, and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame (one of my favorite museums) just to name a few.

Click Here to see photos of the Unified team de-installing the LARGE paint by Tamayo at the DMA.

We'll be having lunch after the tour. The perfect time to talk about art, conservation, history, storage, humidity control, pest management, museums, history, glue...

Wednesday, July 18th 11:30am sharp
Unified Fine Arts Services
14105 Inwood rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
For directions contact Kim Higginbotham 214-678-9101
(Please note that the Unified website still lists their OLD address)

NTAAC events are free and open to the public. We host these events to help the community of North Texas keep in touch with issues pertaining to art conservation and art handling.

August 28th event will be a casual mixer between NTAAC and NTISA