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By Anne Fahy

Collections administration brings jointly best papers exploring many of the significant concerns affecting collections management.

Providing information regarding tasks and matters for a person fascinated about collections administration, Fahy identifies the most matters in terms of gathering and disposal of collections and discusses why museums may still improve applicable documentation systems.

Examining the prestige of analysis inside of museums, many of the assets of recommendation on the subject of protection and addresses the fundamentals of coverage and indemnity, Collections administration is a useful and intensely functional creation to this subject for college students of museum experiences and museum pros.

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16 A museum preparing to bargain for insurance coverage is well-advised to review its situation with regard to the above, compile needed statistics, and, if necessary, initiate corrective measures that improve its attractiveness as a risk. Once again, the museum’s collection management policy can come into play as a means of implementing good internal procedures and of demonstrating to a prospective insurer that management in the museum is not left to chance. Armed with relevant facts and figures on its operation, the museum is in a better position to bargain realistically (that is, sell its risk, not buy insurance) for the insurance it actually needs.

13 Fine arts insurance is a form of inland marine insurance. 14 Nauert, P. and Black, C. (1979) Fine Arts Insurance: A Handbook for Art Museums 27. 15 Pfeffer, I. J. 1123. 16 One well-known insurance broker, Huntington Block, cites as the number one cause of museum collection claims ‘accidents while objects are being handled or transported’. See Chapter 9 of Dudley, D. et al. C: American Association of Museums. 17 For example, if the policy calls for the museum to ‘warrant’ or ‘guarantee’ that something will be done, it is worth requesting that this be changed to read that the museum ‘to the best of its ability’ will, etc.

This section doesn’t apply to insurance that the owners of property loaned to you may have. And the existence of the owners’ insurance won’t affect our responsibility to pay for a covered loss. Of course, we won’t pay a loss if you or the owner have already collected the loss from others. Excess insurance. You agree not to purchase excess insurance without our permission. Excess insurance is insurance that applies after the limits of coverage under this agreement are used up. Other Rules For This Agreement Packing.

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