A commitment to cultural philanthropy and safeguarding cultural heritage
AXA US is a part of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management. AXA Group’s commitment to protecting and transmitting cultural heritage is a natural extension of our business as an insurer.
AXA’s art and cultural heritage philanthropy actions reflect our corporate values and business practices based on the principles of protection, community, stewardship, and safeguarding legacies.
Among AXA Group’s member companies is the world leading art insurance specialist, AXA ART.
AXA ART combines art market know-how and insurance expertise to offer tailored coverage solutions for private and corporate collections, museums, galleries, conservators, artists and historic properties.
International in reach and distinguished by its high quality art expert network, AXA ART maintains in-depth knowledge of the values and trends of the international art market. The company helps its clients to protect their cultural assets but also provides expert advice on all aspects of managing a collection, including loss prevention mitigation and conservation.
AXA ART’s mission is to protect the collecting and art community against financial loss resulting from physical loss or damage to the insured objects and to help preserve cultural objects for future generations. As part of this commitment, the company supports initiatives in the art world which cultivate knowledge and education in the fine arts.
Spotlight on… Harvard Rothko Murals & the AXA Art Research Grant
AXA ART supports research in conservation by awarding the AXA ART Research Grant to scientific studies that promise long-term contributions to preserving cultural heritage. The 2013 grant was awarded to the Harvard Art Museums to support innovative research and development of conservation and treatment methodology for the Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals. Painted in 1962, the murals had suffered significant color fading, were deemed unfit for exhibition, and were hidden away in storage and forgotten. Restoration of the murals will bring them back into public view giving them the attention they deserve and contributing to Rothko’s significant body of work. The murals will be displayed along with information on this revolutionary conservation project when the Harvard Art Museums open their newly renovated facilities in November 2014.
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