Collections Trust Chief Executive Nick Poole reviews the one-day 'Insurance for Museums' conference organised by the Collections Trust at the British Library in April 2013.
You know the drill. You buy an insurance policy, hoping that nothing bad will happen. And then it does. You make your claim, swallow the excess, and then wait for the cheque to arrive. That's the way most of us think of insurance, whether in our personal lives or in insuring the treasures in our collections. But what does that cheque mean? What's it for? And what, exactly, are you insuring against?
It was to explore these questions that the Collections Trust organised the one-day 'Insurance for Museums' conference, sponsored by Hiscox and Blackwall Green, which took place on the 25th April at the British Library on Euston Road, London.