Does COVID exterminate the currier’s job? SpeakART offers the solution
If you have been working in the art world for enoguh time and with a trasversal function, you have the advantage of becoming aware of the “industry rumors” which often are signs to predict events that occur after the heard rumors.
Different institutions, such as museums or high-caliber collectors, normally use “curriers” to accompany their most important works during their movements.
In addition to follow the work to ensure that it is correctly handled, curriers are specialists who are responsible fro drawing up the condition reports, documents which attests the state of the artwork and so they are essential for insurance purposes.
To date, an increasing number of these professionals refuse to travel accompanying the works in their place/places of destination, especially in the areas where the number of infections is growing. Refusing the job, they lead the insureds and the insurers to find more precautionary agreements in term of potential damage.
All this translates into a greater insurance burden.
As this “rumor” is now becoming a real noise, is it improbable that a job that ha existed for years could diminish or completely disappear because of a pandemic?
In the near future e with the arrival of winter, a growth in flu diseases will certainly be normal. Occurring in a moment of COVID-19 emergency like this, it will probably result in precautionary quarantines, reduced trips and advanced smartworking.
A system like SpeakART, which allows also remote condition reports e detects all the possible damages occurred between one handling and another through a digital system, offers an excellent solution to allows expert to work, to insurers not to overestimate risk, to client to continue paying a human price for the handling of the artworks.
It will be an agreement between client, currier and insurer to decide how often the matrix will be remote taken and how many times a condition report mus be created.
Using technology in the correct way looks to the future, to savings and also to contain possible infections.