Museo Vault Reminds Collectors to Secure Art Somewhere Safe This Hurricane Season
May 9, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Museo Vault, which specializes in fine art storage,is offering a Hurricane Contingency Program forcollectors and museums based in Florida and the East Coast.
For those looking to protect an art collection, be they a museum curator, gallery owner, or a collector of fine art, can keep their collection safe by utilizing Museo Vault's Hurricane Contingency Program. The plan includes humidity and climate control systems, fire suppression, security systems and backup power generators to power all of these systems so that your art remains in the same condition it was stored in. Museo Vault can also help to pack up your collections, wrap them in the appropriate materials, transport the collection to and unload at the storage facility.
The East Coast is particularly vulnerable to unpredictable weather, especially during hurricane season. In 2012 alone, art insurance companies paid out almost more than $500 million in losses due to damage from Hurricane Sandy - which wasn't entirely focused on the Miami area. According to news reports, AXA Arts reported losses of $40 million for damaged artwork in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.
Before 2013, Florida had enjoyed a bit of a quiet streak - seven years without a majorly damaging storm, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned that there could have been up to 20 storms. The season wasn't as strong as predicted, with just 14 tracked.
To protect your investment and the investment of your clients, it's a great idea to create a storage contingency plan for the artwork that you've been entrusted with. For those looking to protect an art collection, be they a museum curator, gallery owner, or a collector of fine art, they can keep their collection safe by utilizing Museo Vault's Hurricane Contingency Program.
About Museo Vault
Museo Vault is a fine art storage and related services company specializing in the highest needs of museums, galleries, private collections, and estates. Utilizing the most advanced security, fire detection, and suppression system available, their 85,000 square foot facility surpasses the current International Art Insurance standards as well as those of the American Association of Museums. It is the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the United States. Museo Vault has a staff of museum trained professionals with over 50 years of experience.