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).
is the Director of Fine Art Services for Havens where she advises clients on the complete care and maintenance of their collections including database infrastructure, conservation, framing, installation, loan administration, insurance, and security. Previously, Caroline was a registrar at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where she managed the MCA's loan program, oversaw exhibition installations, and administered an inventory of over 2,500 works of art.
Caroline has worked for Patti Gilford Fine Art in an art advisory capacity, sourcing acquisitions for private and corporate collections. She also spent two years at the School of The Art Institute's Fashion Resource Center, where she helped manage a unique, hands-on collection of avant-garde garments, rare books, and fashion publications.
Caroline earned her Masters in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago where she focused on cultural heritage policy and art investment models.
is an Associate Fine Art Adjuster for Havens. She received her Master’s Certificate from the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) and prior to that, Sally earned a dual B.A. in History of Art and Archaeological Studies from Yale University. Her degrees focused on art forgery, cultural property policies, and evolving wartime threats to world heritage. She is also a contributing researcher/writer to the Cultural Security Collage and Blog projects where her entries explore the emerging relevance of culture to international security through a discussion of her ideas on the relationship between culture, identity, and perceptions of security.
Sally joined the team in the spring of 2014 after working as Executive Administrator at the Chicago Conservation Center, where she gained valuable experience in generating condition and treatment reports and in art insurance policies. Sally has also worked and volunteered in various capacities for museums, galleries, and archaeological research programs. Sally is based in our New York City office, where she manages our NY territories.
is a Fine Art Claims Specialist for Havens. She joined the team after two years at the Allentown Art Museum in their development department. Prior to that, Hildi completed her Masters Degree in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, where she focused on eighteenth century British painting and landscape architecture. At Sotheby’s, Hildi benefited from a hands-on object based curriculum and gained valuable experience identifying and cataloguing various types of artworks.
Also in London, she worked as an intern for the Dulwich Picture Gallery and for the Royal Academy of Arts in their education and programming departments, and has experience managing complicated databases and client relations. She is passionate about the preservation of artwork so people continue to benefit from the work aesthetically and intellectually for generations. Hildi received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College where she studied English Literature and the History of Art.
is a Fine Art Collection Manager for Havens. Caitlin joins the team with a unique background in business administration, project management, and database systems. Most recently, she managed the extensive exhibition schedule of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, including design and installation. She was also responsible for overseeing specialized inventories, insurance reporting, and logistics. Prior to this, Caitlin worked for over six years in account management at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona supporting major projects in the field of astronomy. She has also held positions at Carl Hammer Gallery, Center for Book and Paper Arts, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and Tucson Pima Arts Council.
Caitlin has developed a comprehensive understanding of the proper care, handling, and administration of artworks in variety of settings, including galleries, art fairs, and private collections. She earned a Master of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2013, where she focused on critical management issues that face both non-profit and commercial visual arts entities.
is an independent consultant for Havens specializing in collection and exhibition management. She began her career as a registrar at the Guggenheim Museum and in 1985 started her own consultancy by establishing the field of, “Independent Registration. ” Her extensive knowledge in the technical aspects of art handling includes packing, fine art shipping, fine arts insurance, conservation and condition reporting.
She has managed the Collections of Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel, the children of Mark Rothko for 28 years. Most recently, she has been the art consultant to the United Nations during their capital master plan. She developed databases for both clients, vastly expanding the knowledge base for their holdings.
Her professional expertise has enabled her to have a wide range of clients including IBM, the Museum of Modern Art, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Barnes Collection and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. In 2000-2001 she was a consultant and technical advisor to the Association for the São Paulo Bienal, Brazil for “Brazil 500 Years,” an exhibition of over 9000 objects representing 500 years of Brazilian Art.