Catlin's relationship with art can be traced back over two decades. Today, our Fine Art and Specie team insures some of the most important galleries, art collections and dealers in the UK and worldwide. One of the most important aspects of our work is building strong relationships with clients so that we are effectively working together as a team to protect livelihoods and sometimes priceless assets.
We really do care about art. Our underwriting and claims teams are immersed in the art world; they understand the value of each piece to its artist and owner on an emotional level as well as on a market level.
We seek to insure art because we know how devastating a loss can be, whether through theft, fire, flood or accidental damage. Our ambition is to ensure that works of art live on to be enjoyed by future generations.
One way we can help to protect and promote the art industry in the UK is to support the next generation of emerging artists. It’s possible that some of the works featured in The Catlin Guide and created for the Catlin Art Prize could be part of the collections we insure in the future.
The Catlin Specie team have prepared a guide that explains the coverage that is provided by specialist Fine Art Insurance policies, the most common causes of loss relating to Fine Art and what happens when a claim is reported. Read the guide 'Precious Things'.
Contact Charlotte Wilson, Class Underwriter at Catlin, to find out how we can help you.
Catlin’s art collection
Catlin Group Limited has a growing art collection, most of which is displayed in and around our London office. In many cases we have purchased pieces that were the subject of a claim and have slight damage, with the purpose of allowing those works to be enjoyed by our own staff and visitors to Catlin.