October 22, 2013 20:55 ET

AXA ART's Program Line-Up at Art Toronto 2013 Presents Casualties of Super Storm Hurricane Sandy

Art Shorts explores conservation and appraisal as part of collection management

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2013) - AXA ART is pleased to be the official art insurer of Art Toronto for the fifth year running and looks forward to engaging collectors, dealers and members of the art world in attendance at Canada's leading contemporary art fair.

Once again this year, as part of its collection management series, AXA ART will use its presence at TIAF to enhance the experience of its clients, guests and attendees by profiling topics on collecting and caring for works of art.

"We look forward to welcoming guests of Art Toronto to the AXA ART booth," said Ann-Louise Seago, Vice President and Senior Fine Art Underwriter of AXA ART in Canada. "Whether attending the fair to add a compelling piece to an existing collection or as a new collector, we are available as an art market resource and redoubling our efforts to promote on-going dialogue with collectors, about the benefits of art insurance and the importance of safeguarding their treasured items through proper care."

AXA ART aims to be an available resource to the stewards of the art world. The specialist insurer's fine art experts and underwriters are uniquely attuned to the nuances in each category of collecting. They work in tandem with a network of international art industry experts, allowing for access to expertise on risk assessment, loss prevention, security, fire protection, restoration, market valuation, disaster recovery and more.

Join us at AXA ART booth 1412:

AXA ART has chosen casualties of super storm Hurricane Sandy for presentation at its booth during Art Toronto. To Fight with Crossed Arms, 2007, ed 4/5, self-portraits of the prolific Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei as allegories of curator, artist, architect and critic, serves to reinforce the importance of disaster preparedness. Members of the AXA ART team will be available during the fair to discuss protecting your collection.

Art Shorts - Friday through Sunday of the fair at 1:30pm:

Collection management can require the assistance of a range of experts.

In Learning from Conservators, Sherry Phillips, Art Gallery of Ontario Conservator Contemporary and Inuit Art Collections, will discuss how conservation can play a role in your collection; when you should consult a conservator; and what services a conservator can provide.

The International Society of Appraisers will present Learning from Appraisers, exploring such questions as: What is an appraisal based on? How does one find an appraiser? When should you consult an appraiser? How can a damaged artwork be appraised? Meet at the AXA ART booth.

We invite you to access the AXA ART website for a variety of articles with useful advice on caring for various collectible objects, curating a collection and many other topics. Information on specific collection management topics will be available in hard copy at the AXA ART booth so that attendees to Art Toronto can take home the information of most interest to them.

We look forward to welcoming you to the AXA ART booth #1412 at Art Toronto 2013.


International reach, unrivalled competence, and a high quality network of expert partners distinguish AXA ART, the only art insurance specialist in the world, from its generalist property insurance competitors. Over the past 50 years and well into the future, AXA ART has and will continue to redefine the manner in which it serves and services its museum, gallery, collector, and artist clients, across North America, Asia, and Europe, with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony is protected. For more information visit

*AXA ART insurance services and products in Canada are provided by Intact Insurance Company.

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