John K. Jacobs is the founder and President of ARTEX Fine Art Services. Mr. Jacobs has been involved in the safe handling, transport, packing, crating and storage of museum artifacts for over 20 years. Under the direction of Mr. Jacobs, ARTEX has been awarded the largest and most complex museum projects of the last decade. Past projects include collection relocations for Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art and United States Naval Academy. ARTEX now manages over 500,000 square feet of climate controlled storage and the services offered have grown to include transportation, storage, collections management, crating, packing, installation, rigging, conservation and consulting on storage design with facilities located in Washington DC, Boston, New York, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. Mr. Jacobs is a contributing author to selected books focused on the various aspects of the collecting of art including: Fine Art and High Finance by Clare McAndrew, published by Bloomberg Press and The Art of the Collector by Diane McManus Jensen.