Tag Archives: Art Insurance

Defective Title Insurance – Interview with Judith Pearson, co-founder and President of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation

Posted on: February 18, 2015 by Nina M. Neuhaus

Despite the best efforts of transacting art market participants, gaps in provenance and unknowable information often cause legal uncertainty. How can art market participants protect themselves against the financial damage arising from title risks? I discussed this with Judith Pearson, who is the co-founder and President of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, the leading art title […]

No Government Indemnity Scheme in Switzerland

Posted on: June 4, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

In Switzerland, unlike in the United Kingdom, there is no Government Indemnity Scheme providing borrowing institutions with an alternative to commercial insurance. However, for the second year in a row, Swiss museums and collections have the opportunity to apply with the Swiss Federal Office for Culture for a contribution to their insurance costs incurred for […]

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Recovery of Persian Achaemenid Bas Relief Panel

Posted on: February 26, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

The Police have recovered one of two items stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) in the autumn of 2011.  The recovered item is a limestone Persian Achaemenid Bas Relief panel dating from the 5th century BC and depicting the head of a guard. Remarkably, the thief was able to steal the small-scale (21 […]