Collection Restructuring and Downsizing

Sentry Arts has over 25 years of experience working with art collections of every size, from a single piece to hundreds of original works.

Whether you are closing offices due to restructuring or looking to sell your entire collection, Sentry Arts will make recommendations about the most strategic steps for you and your organization to take related to de-accessioning your artwork.

We begin by evaluating your organizational goals and make resale or donation recommendations based on the current art market. Downsizing Organizations may decide to keep their artwork, sell or donate…or all three!  Depending upon your specific needs Sentry can assist with long-term storage, art donation, auctions, or in-house employee sales. Once we get to know your organization, Sentry will update, or update, your existing Art Inventory and Condition Evaluation; which will allow us to gain a better understanding of your artworks potential re-sale value. From here, we will collaborate with you to establish your sales targets and project timeline. Sentry brings a host of trusted industry partners, who will work with us to coordinate collection sales and donations.

As part of Art Collection Downsizing, Sentry Arts can handle the de-installation, packing, storage, and moving your collections.

  • Art Installation and De-installation
  • Art and Object Packing and Move
  • Art Handling
  • Collection Management
  • Art Storage Solutions
  • Inventory Management
  • Curatorial Services
  • Project Management
  • Conservation Services and Coordination
  • Collection Evaluation
  • Art Sale and Donation

Heather and the Sentry Arts team are a joy to work with! Their professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to work both with large teams with complex opinions and on projects with strict deadlines, has made them our go-to resource for collection management, relocation, restoration, and procurement.

Michelle Terry, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP