Program Details
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
The Theater at MAD

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Program Description

Art and museum professionals, artists, collectors, and interested members of the general public are welcomed to join Alliance for Response NYC (AFRNYC) for an in-depth look at how proper insurance coverage can help protect artworks in the event of an emergency. AFRNYC is a non-profit committed to strengthening the emergency and disaster response capabilities of the New York City arts and cultural heritage community.

In 2018, art and museum collections were lost to a devastating fire in Rio de Janeiro, flooding from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, and wildfires across California.

AFRNYC, which draws its membership from throughout New York’s diverse cultural industry, hosts panels and workshops on risk assessment, the salvage and recovery of collections, and community-based recovery at museums and non-profit galleries across the city. During this program, speakers from AFRNYC and the insurance and risk advisory DeWitt Stern will talk about choosing the right products, exclusions in fine arts policies, demystifying the claims process, and how your insurance can help you recover after an emergency or disaster.

About Alliance for Response NYC

Established in 2004 in collaboration with Heritage Preservation, AFRNYC is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to strengthening the emergency and disaster response capabilities of the New York City arts and cultural heritage community. It comprises a cross section of private individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, public agencies, and other institutions interested in the preservation of New York’s cultural holdings.

AFRNYC is made up of over four hundred members, including volunteers serving on the Steering Committee and its advisors. Committee members and advisors are leaders in their fields; they come to AFR from diverse backgrounds at cultural organizations around the city and the nation, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Noguchi Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian–New York, A.M. Art Conservation, Albertson & Nunan, the New York Regional Association for Conservation, Chubb, the National Park Service, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Acoustiguide, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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