is an art historian, a risk manager, a qualified claims adjuster and advisor to Forbes 400 fine art collectors across the United States. Prior to founding The Haven Art Group in 2008, Claire ran the art services division for American International Group where she and her team advised on the management and protection of private collections from $10m to $1.2bn. During her five years as Director she developed a number of international loss prevention programs including the stabilization and protection from hurricane, earthquake, wildfire and house fire. Claire was the first employee to write and implement fine art evacuation programs during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and again before the California wildfires of 2007.
Claire started her career at Sotheby’s in London and received training in works on paper, sculpture, prints, furniture, wine and silver before being designated as a paintings specialist. Following her time at Sotheby’s, Claire spent seven years working for Chubb Insurance running a team of 30 appraisers in the US and Europe. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Claire is a member of ArtTable and also serves on the boards of several non profit organizations including the European Education Conference provider IFASIC, the American Federation of Arts (AFA), the Appraisers Association of America Foundation (AAAF) and Urban Gateways, which includes the oldest arts educational organization in Chicago (ART).
PATIENCE YVETTE MARMER
is our Director of Art Services. An experienced risk and art collection manager, she began her career in the not-for-profit sector as International Meeting Planner with the global humanitarian relief group, Mercy Ships. Later hired by the Family Office Exchange, the world's largest peer-to-peer network for ultra-wealthy families and their offices, Patience worked as their US and International Relationship Manager. She also has extensive experience working with wealth owners on fine art collection and insurance related strategies.
Most recently, Patience spent ten years managing all fine art and risk issues for MB Investments, a Forbes 400 multi-generational family office. There, Patience created and directed customized personal risk and collection management programs for their contemporary collections which included acting as liaison and risk manager for the design and implementation of a 14,000 sq ft private museum with vault storage and RFID tracking system.
Awarded a merit scholarship, Patience studied at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and also the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She has also received training in works on paper, sculpture, prints, furniture, decorative arts, ceramics and she has completed three years of professional valuation studies. Patience is active in the arts community, has sat on multiple family office advisory boards and presented for fine art and risk panels throughout the country.
Biographies coming soon, watch this space.....
SEMINARS & EDUCATION
The Haven Art Group offers short courses, educational seminars and private tutelage for collectors or corporations wishing to learn more about the study and protection of fine art. Our art appreciation courses include such topics as:
What Makes a Work Valuable - The Top Ten Factors
Art Management in the Home
Most Frequent Causes of Art Loss
Advanced Loss Prevention for Professional Advisors
We schedule sessions throughout the year and welcome invitations to speak to individual groups.
New for 2014:
A panel at the CMA's Annual Conference, the Directors Symposium, Toronto, 4.7.2014, Calculating Risks
Our lectures in past years have included:
2013: A panel at the AIC's 41st Annual Conference, Indianapolis, 5.29.2013, Art and Insurance
2011: A panel at the Pulse Art Fair, 3.3.2011, The Mega Collector; at the Kreeger Museum, Washington DC, 5.5.2011, Safeguarding Your Treasures; an NYU course for Fine and Decorative Arts, 10.8.2011, Damage and Loss; a panel for the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, 11.3.2011, Legacy Society Series: Stolen and Recovered Art
2010: A panel at the Pulse Art Fair, 3.4.2010, Art as Business, a private seminar at the Yale Club, 5.19.2010, Disaster Planning & Risk Analysis, an NYU course for Fine and Decorative Arts, 10.8.2010, Damage and Loss, and a panel for the Southeastern Museums Conference, 10.12.2010, Catastrophe Risk Management
For enquiries and future bookings please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org