More than just insurance

Our heritage specialists complement our insurance expertise at Ecclesiastical. This experience means that we have a comprehensive understanding of the unique nature of your buildings, artwork and collections. 

Doing more to support our culture

Our collaboration and partnerships with key organisations coupled with years of experience insuring Ireland's culturally significant buildings and providing support to the sector, have helped us build a library of guidance, advice and support for our customers.

Providing specialist cover for organisations involved with arts and culture

Our Arts and Culture policy provides cover for your physical risks as well as your liabilities. We also provide specialist cover for art and collections including cover for exhibitions. 

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Risk management services

We provide a bespoke risk management survey as well as specialist buildings valuations1 to our customers. For ongoing support, you will have access to our risk management team to help you avoid or mitigate any risks to which you feel you are exposed.

Arts and Culture product features

Our Arts and Culture insurance can be tailored to individual needs to give your organisation the cover it needs. Policies can include: 
 
  • Buildings and contents
  • Business interruption
  • Reputational risk
  • Trustee and management liability
  • Employers’ liability
  • Public liability
  • Directors’ and officers’
  • Loss of licence/registration
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Fine art, collections and antiques
  • Loss of money
  • Fidelity
  • Hirers’ liability
  • Legal expenses
  • Personal accident
  • Professional indemnity

For our full summary of cover please view our Arts and Culture policy summary.

1Subject to underwriting criteria

FAQs

Public liability insurance provides cover for an organisation’s legal defence following an incident where a member of the public has suffered an injury or property damage as a result of an incident connected to the organisation. Though cover is not required by law, claims can be costly and therefore insurance is recommended to protect against the financial and reputational impact of a claim. 
 
In addition to providing insurance cover, we provide advice on how to keep evidence of risk assessments and procedures which may help defend your organisation in a public liability claim. 

In insurance terms, a building valuation is to assess the cost of reinstatement of the building. It can be difficult to calculate this value as there are many considerations including; architects fees, restoring original features, debris clearance and specialist considerations. 

Ecclesiastical has been insuring buildings for more than 130 years and by carrying out a building valuation, we are helping to find a more accurate value for your building insurance cover and avoid the risk of underinsurance.

Ecclesiastical has specific standalone Fine Art insurance for organisations. The product gives you the option to place collections held at your premises with Ecclesiastical’s specialist fine art underwriters. You can buy a standalone cover or add fine art as an addition to your existing policy. Please speak with your insurance broker for more information.

Our arts and culture policy can be built from the ground up to suit your organisation. We can provide insurance for libraries, galleries, museums, boutique cinemas, theatres, concert halls, public art galleries, historic societies and model villages.