In the area of storing fine art the company ARTEX has set up entirely new standards in the Czech Republic: as the only company in the Czech Republic it offers to its clients thousands square meters of warehouse area in the professional fine art storage facilities following the museum standards. The premises have been built in line with the latest trends approved by high-profile clients in western Europe and Switzerland and they include masonry buildings without windows, stable micro-climatic conditions sustaining the temperature of 18°C and 50% relative humidity, the security at least on the 3rd level with direct connection to PCO as well as security guards available 24/7.

ARTEX has newly opened a bonded warehouse for the storage of works of art, a duty-free zone, with the same parameters as the free ports in Switzerland.

Use of the ARTEX fine art storage facilities provides various benefits:

  • Excellent transport accessibility for all types of trucks as well as personal vehicles with no limitation.
  • The possibility of taking advantage of storage in a customs bond free warehouse.
  • The building of fine art storage facility has been construed from concrete walls and is perfectly protected against burglary or fire.
  • The whole area is closed and secured by 24/7 security guards.
  • Thousands square meters of air-conditioned space with ideal conditions for the fine art storage.
  • We provide archiving and digitalisation of art collections with the option to directly contact the network of curators and gallerists.
  • Full confidentiality in contact with any third parties is a sure thing.
  • The team of ARTEX professional staff ensures complete handling, packing and transport of fine arts.
  • We guarantee maximum flexibility during transport / borrow and we arrange all communication and administration.
  • If required, we elaborate detailed condition report.
  • We arrange all risks insurance coverage for fine art objects with advantageous conditions.

And many more.

Correct storage, packing and handling the fine art objects substantially prolongs their durability and eliminates their steal or damage whether caused by rough handling or unsuitable micro-climatic or light conditions. In order to value or keep the fine arts for the future, creation of ideal environment is a must. Therefore, the company ARTEX offers an alternative that could fully satisfy requirements of the most demanding high-profile clients – professional fine art storage facility divided into several sections.

Fine art storage facility for paintings is equipped with sliding racks ensuring the right conditions for long-term storage without packing with air-circulation adjusted to ideal temperature and relative humidity without any access of light. Racks have coating and are made in a way that none of the materials used could release any harmful substances. Front parts have covering panels ensuring high security for fine art storing. Any number of paintings with various formats as well as adjusted photographs can be placed in wired areas. Our facilities include storage furnishing intended for separate drawings, photographs and graphic sheets.

Our hall for storing statues has ideal size both for the oversized fine art objects (with barrier-free access and forklift) and for small artwork (variable racking systems). ARTEX has fully air-conditioned fine art storage facility complying with museum standards as well as energy-saving tempered premises intended, for instance, for outdoor statues.

ARTEX has newly opened a customs bond free warehouse, which allows clients to store artworks imported from outside the EU under a fully VAT-exempt regime. The art is exempt from customs duty, so there is no need to pay VAT or customs duty in the Czech Republic during the period of storage in the bonded warehouse.

Customs bond free warehouses allows:

  • Store goods in transit for an unlimited period of time.
  • To postpone or completely avoid the tax liability, because no tax liability arises under this regime.
  • Avoid legislative restrictions on art in the Czech Republic, no need to apply for an export permit when exporting.

Posible uses:

  • For collectors who are afraid of obstruction when exporting art cleared into the Czech Republic, or declaring purchased works as a cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. It applies to goods that would be imported from outside the EU as well as goods that are in the EU and have a valid export permit. The export permit is time-limited and the owner does not intend to export the goods out of the EU yet and does not want to reapply for a new one after the expiry date. So he can export it to a bonded warehouse, the goods officially leave the EU and can be exported at any time in the future without restriction.
  • For anyone who would like to have artworks in the Czech Republic but does not plan to release the goods for free circulation within the EU. Therefore, they do not have to clear the goods into the EU and pay VAT.
  • For galleries, auction houses or art dealers who are planning an uncertain sale. This means that they bring works from outside the EU and offer them to clients. They do not have to pay VAT or customs security for the period of storage when they try to present the works to clients in the Czech Republic and sell them. If they don’t sell the works, they can bring them back to non-EU countries at any time, without any restrictions from the Czech Republic or the EU.
  • For galleries or museums that organize exhibitions of exhibits brought from non-EU countries. If the goods have to stay in the Czech Republic for some reason before or after the exhibition, there is no need to pay a fee for customs debt in the customs bond free warehouse.
  • This opens up the possibility for all those who have works stored abroad for the reasons mentioned above to store and trade them in the Czech Republic.

Another part of the fine art storage facility constitutes technical facilities intended for handling, professional packing and the preparation of exhibits for eventual transport. It is a dust-free room with packing desk and packing materials. Integral part is also a showroom intended for any potential presentation of the stored fine art objects.


ARTEX Fine art storage facility has been set up according to the state-of-the-art requirements of micro-climatic and security standards for storing of all types of fine art objects and antique furniture. At the same time, it provides maximum comfort for handling, packing and preparation of artwork for the potential transport – all at one place.

There are logistic premises located in Měšice close to Prague with excellent transportation accessibility for all kinds of trucks as well as personal vehicles connected to the network of highways. The premises are fenced and have security guards available 24/7.

Masonry buildings without windows, reinforced concrete structure, metal entrance door, dust-free antistatic floors, fully air-conditioned premises without access of daily light with stable micro-climatic conditions sustaining the temperature of 18°C and 50% relative humidity, hoists, building modifications ensuring protection against burglary, floods or fire.

The whole building has security at least on the 3rd security level. At the entrances, there are security guards available 24/7, security door and locks, entrance to the protected areas have chip card readers and palm print reader with detection of bloodstream, camera system, motion sensors, alarm with direct connection to the central security desk, professionally elaborated security regime measuring equipment.

Fire sensors, sections divided against fire, fire door, fire flaps installed on air-conditioning, building modifications eliminating possibility of fire, preparation for fire extinguishing with inert gas.