What is included in this cover?

This type of insurance covers your ‘visual arts’ collection; basically, flat works that hang on the wall. By this we mean paintings in oils, watercolours, gouache, pastel and mixed mediums, sketches, drawings and artists’ prints, like etchings, silk screen prints, woodcuts, engravings, lithographs and printed posters. It includes work by modern and living artists as well as older works; images that have no other purpose than to please the eye and mind. If you’re a collector of pictures and paintings we’ll make sure that your art collection is covered should the worst happen.

Our research tells us that most people who collect pictures, paintings and other two-dimensional images make the simple mistake of undervaluing them for insurance purposes. Too many people rely on their existing ‘home and contents’ insurance policy to protect them. Such policies often make exceptions of higher value items or require you to list and value them individually. It’s so much simpler to insure your collection separately by valuing it yourself, as a whole, with Hiscox.

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Why choose Hiscox?

  • Hiscox have the experience, depth of knowledge, commitment and strength that collectors have come to rely on
  • The art world's mainstream insurer
  • Affordable cover for all your collections instantly online

Get a quote for your collection

  • No need to itemise your collection
  • Only pay for the cover you need
  • Collections under £250,000 accepted instantly. More valuable collections also covered - simply call us on 0845 213 7788

Need more help? Speak to our UK-based experts. Call us on 0845 213 7788

Another satisfied customer

Richard from Cheshire

"My collection has just grown over the years. It got to the stage where I dreaded the annual ritual of having to go around the house listing everything to be included on my annual home and contents policy. To save time, I ended up just renewing without including any new items I’d acquired. Of course, this meant I wasn’t properly insured."

"A friend recommended Hiscox Collections to me and now I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. It is so simple, quick and great value. Instant peace of mind."

"Even though I haven’t needed to speak with anyone at Hiscox about setting up my cover, it’s reassuring to know that my collection is now insured by one of the world’s most respected names."

Get a quote for your collection

  • No need to itemise your collection
  • Only pay for the cover you need
  • Collections under £250,000 accepted instantly. More valuable collections also covered - simply call us on 0845 213 7788

Need more help? Speak to our UK-based experts. Call us on 0845 213 7788