October 17, 2014 08:00 ET

Caring for Collections, a Global Conversation

AXA ART Invites Collectors to Share Their Passion for Art

Celebrates its In-House Experts During Art Toronto 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2014) - AXA ART is pleased to join Art Toronto as Official Art Insurer sponsor and looks forward to joining Canada's leading international modern and contemporary art fair this year as it celebrates 15 years of offering works by leading artists while providing opportunities for new artists to be discovered.

AXA ART's day to day business activities involve supporting art collectors as they seek to properly care for and preserve objects of art through art insurance products and services. At the centre of the art insurance specialist's activities is a team of fine art experts, assistants, claims professionals, policy processors, underwriters and more.

In recognition of the work of its in-house staff and experts whose daily work calls for servicing the art world, AXA ART will use its presence at Art Toronto to profile members of its international and local teams during the run of show. "The art market brings with it complex realities which demand deep understanding of the global art environment. Our presence at Art Toronto presents a welcome opportunity to celebrate the expertise and value of our world-wide team", commented Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of AXA Art Americas.


Friday, October 24 from 3:00 - 4:00pm on the Art Toronto Stage

Join us as AXA ART's Christiane Fischer moderates an insightful discussion with world- class collectors David Angelo, Beverly Creed and Alan Schwartz who will share their personal reflections on what inspired them to collect and ultimately build great art collections. Admission is free to attendees on a first-come basis.

"This panel discussion is just one way partners such as AXA ART support the growing Canadian art market, offering a locale for fair attendees to gather information on building a collection and effectively caring for and insuring it", commented Susannah Rosenstock, Art Toronto's Director.

AXA ART's Collectors Speak continues the specialist insurer's tradition of hosting conversations, workshops and tours with international collectors at leading art venues. For more than half a century, AXA ART has played an active role in the fine art industry providing guidance on caring for collections and maintaining relationships with industry experts as a benefit for its clients. The company's proficiency and specialist knowledge enables it to serve private and corporate collectors, galleries and cultural institutions.

While at Art Toronto, visitors are encouraged to stop by the AXA ART Booth - 1312 to gather information on Caring for Collections and to engage with fine art experts and underwriters who will be on-site to answer questions about protecting and caring for works of art.


International reach, unrivaled 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 the Americas, Asia and Europe, with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony is protected. For more information visit


Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada's only international modern and contemporary fine art fair, providing unique access to the Canadian art market. An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation's art world. Considered the country's must-attend event for art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto is the place for galleries wishing to attract a new sophisticated market of collectors, and professionals, and the place to network with a diverse and well connected group of fellow participants. Building on its successful platform as an exceptionally well serviced, user friendly fair, Art Toronto presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings.

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