Government Indemnity Scheme for Gallery Displays
Often commercial insurance is expensive for heritage museums to display artefacts. And in some cases, the public do not get to see them. The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) is another option. It has allowed national and non-national museums to apply for funding. And it’s estimated that the scheme saves museums and galleries £15,000,000 each year. To make this possible, GIS specification display cases get built to a very high standard.
The scheme offers cost-free indemnity cover against loss or damage for items on loan. It also covers transit to and from the original venue. As well as storage, set up, display, and dismantle.
Following the standards set out in the Art Council guidelines is essential to be eligible and apply. View the GIS guidelines and how to apply.