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Fine Art Storage: Standards, Services and Options

Speaker(s): John Jacobs

Fine Art Storage: Standards, Services and Options

It is important to stay in touch with the basic strategies regarding fine art storage while at the same time being aware of developing trends. This session will address fundamental ideas and explore new ideas and directions.

Talk Details

Participants will learn:

  • Current status in temperature and humidity standards
  • Services that complement managing your fine art storage
  • Recent trends in both temperature/humidity standards, services and options

Speaker Details

John Jacobs

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.

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