From Arboretums to Wines - Markel's customized Museums Insurance coverage helps preserve your organization's vitality

Whether your museum is a private or public organization, Markel Specialty's museum insurance program is specially designed to support nonprofit 501(c)3 museums, historic homes, art organizations, libraries, and cultural centers.

We know the museum insurance business which means we understand that your policy needs to include museum specific coverages as needed. For instance, we can provide all-risk coverage for your collection and changing exhibitions, including protection for temporary and long-term loans including transit both to and from the museum. This includes property of a fine art nature and other bona fide works of rarity, historical value, or artistic merit.

We currently insure many types of museums and collections including:

  • Agriculture
  • Arboretums
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Botanical gardens
  • Children’s
  • Conservatory
  • Crafts
  • Cultural history
  • Fine arts
  • Geology history
  • Living history
  • Historical society
  • Living history
  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Please note we are unable to provide coverage for zoos or aquariums in this program.

More than just your valuable collections need insurance protection.

Too often museums think that insurance protection begins and ends with their valuable collections. In reality, you may need specialized protection that covers employees and volunteers, special events, vehicles, buildings and grounds, domestic and international transits, and much more.

We can help protect your museum from all kinds of liability and property claims.

In a museum, you know that stuff happens: A pipe freezes and floods your office. A volunteer trips on a mat. Bad guys steal your computer, or worse, steal something from a collection. But with our broad and comprehensive lines of property and liability insurance, we can cover you for all that plus events you never thought possible.

Background checks, training materials and education available at negotiated rates.
Loss control
Markel Specialty's loss control library is full of information, pointers, and guidelines for maintaining a safer environment.
  • Quick to respond

    "The follow-up was great, underwriting was quick to respond and since it was my first museum I had to lean on their expertise. They did not disappoint."

    Lori G. | Markel Specialty agent | January, 2018

  • Extremely helpful

    "Markel has always been remarkably helpful throughout the entire process of buying insurance through handling claims. Without a doubt it is the best company I have ever used."

    Dennis S. | Markel Specialty customer | June, 2017

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Contact one of our appointed Markel Specialty agents to start your museum and fine art insurance quote today!

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