Help For New York Galleries And Artists Affected By Hurricane Sandy

In place of adding to my previous post, I thought I’d gather information here.  If you know of anything being done that is not mentioned, please add it in the comments or e-mail me.

Christies is offering office space to galleries who are still unable to use their phones and handle administrative tasks. Call 212.636.2249 or e-mail

MoMA has provided extensive information about restoration and handling water-damaged artworks, and is taking up collections from visitors who wish to contribute to the recovery effort. More info at

David Hillemann has posted  on Linked-In, offering  his climate controlled, team operated  van in NYC today (Monday) to  assist with transport.  Call him at  410-241-0700

Printed Editions ( offers a portal to print dealers to sell limited edition works. Owner Michael Lieberman is waiving listing  fees for  print dealers affected by the storm.


Those with a need for free expert advice can contact the American Institute for Conservation and their AIC-Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) for help at:

A 24 hour assistance phone line at (202) 661-8068 will be handled by art conservators trained in disaster response. The group has extensive experience in response for floods, fires and hurricanes including Katrina and Ike, flooding in Minot SD and recovery work in Haiti.They serve both public and private collections. The service is free.

New York Foundation for the Arts is offering assistance in any number of ways, including lists of resources on its web site, free coffee and snacks in its Jay Street (Brooklyn) offices,  and “a series of workshops on topics related to emergency recovery such as legal issues, assessing the value of your work and other insurance questions.”  They are also available to assist with finding government and other resources as needed.

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