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Art services expert Yan Walther recently spoke to Natural Le Coultre, a leader in the field of art transportation, storage and conservation, about SGS’s services, capabilities and experience in the sector.

In a wide-ranging interview with Natural Le Coultre, Yan Walther provides an overview of SGS’s services for the art industry and encapsulates what SGS’s 138 years of experience, as the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, bring to the art market.

SGS’s use of cutting-edge technology to prepare condition reports and provide scientific analysis of artworks has received a positive reaction from the art world. By creating systematic, thorough and standardized reports for clients, SGS is using its global experience of delivering high-quality testing and inspection services, to have a positive impact on the art world – an industry which has traditionally lacked recognized global standards.

Yan Walther further explains how SGS works with carefully selected conservators in the key art capitals of New York, London, Geneva, Paris and Brussels, with plans to expand into the Asian market. By creating a win-win situation with these local experts, clients benefit by having access to a global network and standardized reports, conservators benefit from SGS-developed software allowing reports to be prepared more efficiently and, the global identification of SGS as name clients can trust, brings in more work.

Read the Natural Le Coultre interview in full >>

Art Services from SGS

SGS’s services for the arts and culture sector help clients to analyze and date works of art, and to gain in-depth knowledge of their materials, techniques and condition. The company acquires the data needed by experts for their authentication of artworks or to uncover unknown masterpieces; to provide an inventory of art collections; and to document and verify the condition of artworks before and after any logistical operation.

About Natural Le Coultre

Natural Le Coultre has been providing logistical support for artworks since 1859. They provide specialist transportation and storage services, including advanced planning encompassing continuous security measures, while respecting museum standards and globally recognized best practices.

For further information contact:

Stephanie Meyer-Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager, Art Services
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.