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Disaster Mitigation Planning for Private Collections
Speaker(s): Blythe O’Brien Hogan
Recorded at: CONTEXT Art Miami 2013

Disaster Mitigation Planning for Private Collections

Establishing a customized pre- and post-emergency plan for your collection can make all the difference for mitigating significant physical and financial loss when a natural catastrophe strikes.

Talk Details

Participants will learn:

  • The basics for creating mitigation plans for art
  • Protections and emergency actions specific to hurricanes and wildfires
  • The small implementations that can mitigate the risk of large losses
  • How to identify the proper insurance options and prevent coverage gaps

Speaker Details


Blythe O’Brien Hogan

Blythe graduated with Merit from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London with a Masters degree in Art Business. Her Masters’ thesis centered on the history and development of fine art risk management and insurance. Blythe graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from University of Georgia with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Spanish. Blythe serves AON Private Risk Management’s Global Fine Art Practice by placing and managing comprehensive insurance programs for private collectors, institutions and dealers. Additionally, she is a Risk Mitigation Specialist for the Global Fine Art Practice and conducts comprehensive risk analysis for large valuable articles collections, including natural disaster mitigation plans along with protecting art in transit and storage. Moreover, Blythe leads the GFAP’s art professionals and vendors vetting process.

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