NPR’s All Things Considered has a story about the harsh hurricane environment in South Florida and what many of the region’s wealthy are doing to make sure their valuables survive the 5-6 month season. Here’s the art specialist, David Lombardi:
David Lombardi owns Museo Vault, a secure storage facility he founded a year and a half ago that specializes in fine art. “Our clientele are art dealers, collectors as well as institutions — and it’s not just South Florida,” he says. “We have clients coming in weekly from Europe and South America as well.”
David Lombardi, who owns Museo Vault, says he has clients “coming in weekly from Europe and South America” in addition to his South Florida clients. […]
Museo Vault is designed to withstand the 200-miles-per-hour wind speeds of the most powerful hurricanes. The art is stored at least 35 feet above sea level to prevent water damage from even the most ambitious storm surge.
One of Miami’s top art collectors, Marty Margulies, says all art collectors in South Florida need a hurricane storage plan that satisfies their insurance companies. “They want to see sprinklers, hurricane glass, concrete structure, that type of thing,” he says.