Insurance for museums, libraries, and historic property collections

Markel's museums insurance program is specially designed to support nonprofit 501(c)3 museums, historic homes, art organizations, libraries, and cultural centers.Whether your museum is a private or public organization, Markel provides all-risk coverage for the collection and changing exhibitions, including protection for temporary and long-term loans including transit both to and from the museum.

Markel covers

  • Property of a fine art nature, including paintings, pictures, etchings, tapestries, rugs, art glass windows, antique furniture, books, memorabilia, and coin and stamp collections
  • Other bona fide works of rarity, historical value or artistic merit, including jewelry, wine, and musical instruments

Underwriting appetite

  • Agriculture
  • Arboretums
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Botanical gardens
  • Children’s
  • Conservatory

  • Crafts
  • Cultural history
  • Fine arts
  • Natural history
  • Living history
  • Geology
  • Historical society

  • Maritime
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • And much more…

Ineligible classes

  • Zoos
  • Aquariums


  • All states except HI
  • Agency or direct bill, payment plans accepted
Learn more about Markel's available coverages.