Artech is internationally recognized as the Pacific Northwest’s reliable resource for safe art handling and transportation. Our commitment to the highest standards in the industry is further cemented through our active memberships in the world's most pioneering art handling organization, ICEFAT - the International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters.
ICEFAT is the official, worldwide democratic organization representing 78 of the finest independent art transportation firms from over 34 countries. Each member specializes in handling and shipping works of art, artifacts and antiquities for museums, galleries, corporate and private collectors, and the premier auction houses. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the field of museum and gallery shipping.
AXA Art, a global leader providing art insurance and dedicated to minimizing risk to art, developed a rigorous risk assessment system to evaluate the quality and security of art storage warehouses and their operations. In 2010 Artech passed the final inspection to become the only art storage facility north of Los Angeles and west of Chicago, and only the second facility on the West Coast, approved by AXA Art.
Other Membership & Associations
Artech maintains active memberships with other local and national art organizations including the American Association of Museums, the Western Museums Association, the Washington Museum Association and the American Society of Interior Designers. We are also proud to support the Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum through our corporate memberships.