Audacious art thefts have long been a fruitful subject for authors and movie makers. Such glamorous depictions are a long way from the reality faced by the victims. Whether as result of a theft or damage, the loss can be devastating.
Despite considerable efforts, the ability of law enforcement agencies to recover stolen items is limited. Since Interpol created its Stolen Works of Art global database in 1995 only 6% of items listed have been recovered1. Beazley’s team of specialist fine art and collectibles underwriters bring many years of experience to helping protect institutions and individuals around the world.
We believe that the most important thing is to prevent a loss taking place. We therefore work with our clients on practical security measures to reduce the risk and keep their art safe. However, should the worst happen then they can have peace of mind in the knowledge that they are covered by comprehensive insurance designed specifically for the purpose.
- Private collectors
- Corporate collectors
- Storage and transportation
- Museums and exhibitions.
- All risks of physical loss or damage
- Natural perils and catastrophe
- Losses whilst in transit.
Up to $100,000,000
1. INTERPOL fact sheet: Stolen Works of Art (www.interpol.int)
Fine art & collectibles team
Senior Underwriter - Small Business Unit
+44 207 674 firstname.lastname@example.org