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Arts, Culture & Heritage Insurance

Museum and Gallery Insurance Providers

Please note: This list is not comprehensive. If you have recommendations for insurance providers that should be included, please contact us at

Marsh Insurance

Via the Canadian Museums Association, the program provides tailored insurance designed for museums and art galleries, as well as related organizations such as foundations, councils, and societies.

BC Alliance for Arts and Culture

Together with Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc., we are pleased to make available to our members complete and specialized insurance programs and solutions. Better premiums and broader coverage for your organization or society help you feel better knowing that your unique risks are insured.

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited

Offers coverage for both private and public museums, with flexible options that cover all relevant risks, from small, local exhibitors to historical libraries or national archives. Coverage is available for both temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as items on temporary or long-term loan.

Ecclesiastical Insurance

Insurance Solutions to Meet the Unique Needs of: Designated heritage properties, Performing arts centers, theatres, and concert halls, Museums, visitor centers and libraries, Performing arts schools and academies

XL Catlin

"We understand the web of complex issues involved in exhibiting, conserving, handling and shipping fine art, whether objects from a museum‚Äės collection or objects on loan. As such, we deliver the highest standard of professionalism and expertise to our clients."

Aligned Insurance

At ALIGNED Insurance we search through the 65+ top insurance companies in Canada to find you the insurance package that fits your gallery.

Heritage Building Insurance Providers

View this resource from Vancouver Heritage Foundation for more information.
ACD Insurance Services LTD.

program specifically developed for the heritage house market

Johnston Meier Insurance

program specifically developed for the heritage house market

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.

all types of heritage property

London Drugs Insurance

will insure Heritage Register properties but not designated properties

Square One

program specifically developed for the heritage house market

Insurance Resources

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Climate and Emergencies

Insuring Heritage Properties

Insurers look for well-maintained properties with good claims records. Whether you are buying or renovating a heritage home, you can mitigate risk. Consider the following.

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Climate and Emergencies

Insurance for Heritage Buildings

A list of insurance providers for heritage buildings in BC

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Climate and Emergencies

Why Museums Need Business Insurance

Between tearing down and putting up exhibits, transporting precious relics, interacting with the public, and coordinating a sizable staff, there are a lot of variables involved. As hard as you try to keep things flowing smoothly, accidents do happen.

Climate and Emergencies

The Art of Art Insurance

A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors

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Designing your Insurance Program - An Insurance Handbook

Prepared for New England Museum Association Annual Conference 2009

Compendium: Insurance Policies

For artists and art collections in North America - the USA & Canada

Climate and Emergencies

Small Museums Toolkit Vol 3 - Organizational Management

Useful Insurance information from the Small Museums Toolkit v 3

More Resources

BCMA offers a wealth of resources on Emergency Preparedness and Non-profit Administration