SHIPPING OF FINE ART  TO & FROM INDIA Presented by Al Mithal, Star Worldwide Group
Antiquities
National Museum, New Delhi <ul><li>One of India’s largest Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted by the Ministry of Culture </...
Archaeological Survey of India <ul><li>Under the Ministry of Culture  </li></ul><ul><li>Is the premier organization for th...
Regulations for Lending of Antiques <ul><li>A loan agreement must be signed between the nodal agency and the host museum/i...
Contemporary Fine Art
National Gallery of Modern Art  New Delhi & Mumbai <ul><li>Acquires and preserves works of modern art from 1850s onward  <...
Regulations for Lending of Contemporary/Modern Art <ul><li>A loan agreement must be signed between the nodal agency and th...
Temporary Export by  Private Lender/Gallery <ul><li>Temporary export clearance are valid for a period of 6 Months. </li></...
Temporary Import <ul><li>Temporary Import is granted for a period of 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>The following documents ar...
Permanent Export by Private Seller <ul><li>The seller must provide the following Customs documents </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Infra-structure & Facilities in India <ul><li>Poor and inadequate facilities at airports/ports for receiving, handling & s...
Important Guide Lines - Shipments to India <ul><li>All works, without exception, must be crated and water-proofed </li></u...
Important Guide Lines - Shipments From India <ul><li>If borrowing works from Government museums, start the procedure for a...
About Star Worldwide <ul><ul><li>India’s oldest & largest specialist fine art handling company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 ge...
Why Star Worldwide ? <ul><li>Experience  – the essence of our growing success and stature </li></ul><ul><li>50 years of hi...
Why Star Worldwide ? <ul><li>Infra-structure </li></ul><ul><li>Our own fleet of purpose built vehicles with communication ...
Some of Our Prestigious Clients <ul><li>National Museum, New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>National Gallery of Modern Art, New D...
Some Major Art Events Handled by Star “ The Arts of Kashmir” Asia Society, New York, 2007-08 “ The Golden Age Of Classical...
Some Major Art Events Handled by Star “ The Dutch Masters” National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai, 2003 “ Century City” The...
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Shipping Of Fine Art To And From India

  1. 1. SHIPPING OF FINE ART TO & FROM INDIA Presented by Al Mithal, Star Worldwide Group
  2. 2. Antiquities
  3. 3. National Museum, New Delhi <ul><li>One of India’s largest Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted by the Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts as a nodal agency for shipping antiquities from all other government museums within India </li></ul>
  4. 4. Archaeological Survey of India <ul><li>Under the Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Is the premier organization for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Regulates all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. </li></ul><ul><li>Regulates the import and export of all antiquities as per the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972. </li></ul><ul><li>Issues a “Temporary Export Permit” (TEP) for all antiquities temporarily exported for exhibitions overseas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Regulations for Lending of Antiques <ul><li>A loan agreement must be signed between the nodal agency and the host museum/institution. This is a protracted procedure and generally requires atleast 8 to 10 weeks, as it has to be vetted by the Ministry of Legal Affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>All loans must be inspected and evaluated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), who issues a Temporary Export Permit (TEP) for the loans. </li></ul><ul><li>A meeting of at least six members of the National Screening and Evaluation Committee (NSEC) must be convened prior to obtaining of the TEP from ASI. This must be done 4-6 weeks prior to shipping from India and all cost to organize the meeting have to be borne by the host museum/institution. </li></ul><ul><li>An all risk “wall to wall” Insurance coverage for all loans, as per the values determined by the NSEC must be obtained through an nationalized insurance company. Insurance costs in India are quite high, compared to the US and Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>A representative from the lending and nodal agency must accompany each shipment, as on board courier. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contemporary Fine Art
  7. 7. National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi & Mumbai <ul><li>Acquires and preserves works of modern art from 1850s onward </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains and develops galleries for permanent and temporary display. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes exhibitions to promote modern art within the country and overseas. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains and preserve documents relating to works of modern art. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts as Nodal Agency for shipping of Contemporary Art owned by the Government/State owned Galleries. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Regulations for Lending of Contemporary/Modern Art <ul><li>A loan agreement must be signed between the nodal agency and the host Gallery/Museum. This is a protracted procedure and generally requires atleast 8 to 10 weeks, as it has to be vetted by the Ministry of Legal Affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Only works more than a 100 years old or classified as very rare (AAA Category) and of national importance, must be evaluated by the National Screening & Evaluation Committee (NSEC). </li></ul><ul><li>A meeting of at least six members of the National Screening and Evaluation Committee (NSEC) must be convened prior to obtaining of the Temporary Export permit. This must be done 4-6 weeks prior to shipping from India and all cost to organize the meeting have to be borne by the host museum/institution. </li></ul><ul><li>An all risk “wall to wall” Insurance coverage for all loans, as per the values determined by the NSEC must be obtained through an nationalized insurance company. Insurance costs in India are quite high, compared to the US and Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>A representative from the lending and nodal agency must accompany each shipment, as on board courier. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Temporary Export by Private Lender/Gallery <ul><li>Temporary export clearance are valid for a period of 6 Months. </li></ul><ul><li>The following documents are required from each lender </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro-forma Invoice of non commercial value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Packing list </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invitation letter form Host Museum/Gallery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy of Import-Export Code Certificate (IEC). If lender is not registered, Star Worldwide can act as shipper and ship under it’s IEC registration. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate from the bank stating that no foreign exchange is involved. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs of the works for Identification </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter from lender to authorize fine art agent to arrange temporary export formalities. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>If some of the works are sold and not returning back, the lender must show the inward foreign remittance from the sale into his bank account in India. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Temporary Import <ul><li>Temporary Import is granted for a period of 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>The following documents are required: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro-forma Invoice of non commercial Value </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Packing List </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Import-Export Code certificate of the Importer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-export Bond for the total amount of the value plus the Customs duties (approx 150% of the value), undertaking works will be re-exported within 6 month of date of temporary import. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For Private Museums/Galleries, a Bank Guarantee for approximately 150% of the value. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs of the works for Identification </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Permanent Export by Private Seller <ul><li>The seller must provide the following Customs documents </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial invoice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Packing list </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Import-Export Code Certificate (IEC)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The seller should be registered to import-export out of India. (Note: most artists are not registered and work through galleries.)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The seller should be the beneficiary in the inward remittance made against the invoice </li></ul>
  12. 12. Infra-structure & Facilities in India <ul><li>Poor and inadequate facilities at airports/ports for receiving, handling & storage of art works </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Climate controlled facilities for perishables. Limited storage area for High Value Cargo. </li></ul><ul><li>Very basic equipment for cargo handling. Fork lifts available, but operators not trained to handle art works. </li></ul><ul><li>Large crates can, at times, be left in open and uncovered areas of the cargo warehouse. </li></ul><ul><li>No designated areas available for opening of crates and inspection of works. </li></ul><ul><li>Airport & Customs staff are not trained for handling of art works and treat it like any other general cargo. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Important Guide Lines - Shipments to India <ul><li>All works, without exception, must be crated and water-proofed </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation i.e. packing list, invoice etc should be provided to Star atleast 5 working days prior to arrival of shipment to enable us to obtain pre-clearance and arrange for Customs inspection at Gallery/Museum site, instead of airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Couriers are normally not allowed to witness tarmac loading unloading at Indian airports, however Star representatives are authorized to supervise palletization/de-palletization and in selected cases, tarmac supervision can also be arranged. </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic air services, for transporting large artworks within India are very limited, hence, for touring exhibitions, allow sufficient time between venues. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure host gallery/museum in India agrees to furnish temporary import bond/ Bank guarantee required by Indian Customs. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Important Guide Lines - Shipments From India <ul><li>If borrowing works from Government museums, start the procedure for approvals and loan agreement terms with lending institutions well in advance – preferably 6 months or more prior to shipment </li></ul><ul><li>Unless otherwise agreed, be aware that all costs, within India and overseas, will have to be borne by the host museum/organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Appoint a local fine art agent to liase with lenders, Ministry of Culture and the nodal agency to expedite approvals, arrange NSEC meetings etc etc. The rapport and relationship of the local agent, with the various government agencies, is a crucial element in speeding up the process </li></ul><ul><li>Authorize the local fine art agent to arrange for photography, framing and any other related services, as required by the lenders, for export of the works </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that all Government loans from India will have to be insured, for “wall to wall” coverage, through an Indian insurance company and premiums are normally very high, compared to the US & Europe </li></ul><ul><li>All works, without exception, must be crated and water-proofed </li></ul><ul><li>Couriers are normally not allowed to witness tarmac loading unloading at Indian airports, however Star representatives are authorized to supervise palletisation/de-palletisation and in selected cases, tarmac supervision can also be arranged </li></ul>
  15. 15. About Star Worldwide <ul><ul><li>India’s oldest & largest specialist fine art handling company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 generations, 5 decades of experience </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-locational domestic network, covering the entire Indian sub-continent. Offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive official fine art handling agent for the National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art and The Ministry of Culture. </li></ul><ul><li>IATA approved and ISO 9001 certified. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers the following services: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Museum specification packing & crating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customized and secure handling & transportation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wall-to-wall insurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate controlled storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Courier assistance, Travel and Hotels etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tarmac Supervision (wherever permissible)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photography, framing, conservation, restoration etc, where required </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Why Star Worldwide ? <ul><li>Experience – the essence of our growing success and stature </li></ul><ul><li>50 years of history in the art handling business </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity & Ethics – ours is one of the most respected names within the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Providing each client with customized fine art packing and transport solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Safety, Security and Care at every step </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous focus on Improvement and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Our people </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced and dedicated staff – a team of over 150 experienced and dedicated packing crews and art handling managers, focused on Customer Service and attention to detail </li></ul><ul><li>Constant training programs at all levels and in all areas of service </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why Star Worldwide ? <ul><li>Infra-structure </li></ul><ul><li>Our own fleet of purpose built vehicles with communication and monitoring equipment </li></ul><ul><li>In-house Carpentry shop for crates/cases conforming to Museum Specs. </li></ul><ul><li>Secured storage at all our locations </li></ul><ul><li>Air-conditioned and de-humidified storage to protect high value products and works of art </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized handling equipment </li></ul><ul><li>High speed broadband connectivity and computer network linkage between all our offices </li></ul>
  18. 18. Some of Our Prestigious Clients <ul><li>National Museum, New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>The British Museum, London </li></ul><ul><li>The Tate Gallery, London </li></ul><ul><li>The Victoria & Albert Museum, London </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Society, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Kunstmuseum, Bern </li></ul><ul><li>Haus der Kunst, Munich </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Foundation, New Delhi & Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore </li></ul>
  19. 19. Some Major Art Events Handled by Star “ The Arts of Kashmir” Asia Society, New York, 2007-08 “ The Golden Age Of Classical India, The Empire Of Gupta Art” Grand Palais, Paris, 2007 “ Tejas” BOZAR, Brussels, 2007 “ Edge of Desire – Recent Art in India” Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia And The Asia Society, New York, “ Tibetan Tankhas” Rubin Museum of Art, New York 2005 “ Raja Ravi Verma Collections” National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai 2003
  20. 20. Some Major Art Events Handled by Star “ The Dutch Masters” National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai, 2003 “ Century City” The Tate Gallery London, 2001 The Art of the Sikh Kingdoms Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1999 “ At the End of the Century” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1998 “ The Enduring Image” National Museum, New Delhi & Mumbai 19 98 “ The Padshahnama” National Museum, New Delhi, 1997.

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