Museum Insurance Distinguished Fine Art

Our comprehensive coverage for Museums & Institutions includes:

  • Museum insurance coverage for owned and loaned art
  • Deductibles from $1,000, $0 deductible for incoming loans
  • Worldwide coverage
  • Flexible limits for exhibitions (shipping and warehousing included)
  • Covers outdoor sculptures, installations, commissioned works
  • U.S. Indemnity Deductible coverage up to $500,000
  • Coverage for art reference libraries
  • Artwork owners and lenders included as loss payees
  • We support your stewardship over a large and varied collection of objects

Easy to submit

  • Because we’re experts, we designed our application process to make sense for your particular collection

At Distinguished, You Have Our Entire Talented Team in Your Corner

Easy to insure, hard to replace – Distinguished has you covered.

Our team is highly experienced in the art and collectibles markets. We have immediate access to a vast network of industry experts to help us guide your museum insurance coverage needs. Our service pledge is to provide you with prompt and courteous response times, from underwriting needs to claims experiences.

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Patrick Drummond President Distinguished Fine Art
Patrick Drummond


(330) 460-5969

Patrick has 25 years of experience in specialty insurance, including as Head of Fine Art, Specie and Bloodstock for the Americas at AXA XL. He has held various leadership roles in underwriting, sales, marketing, product management, and claims and is a passionate collector himself.

Erika Witler Distinguished Programs
Erika Witler

Senior Vice President

Central and Midwest Regions
(312) 229-9858

Erika blends her valuable experiences in the art world with an insurance background, including her 16-year tenure at a specialty insurance carrier and her additional time working as a fine art/niche broker. Her varied perspectives from within the art world include museum internships, working in galleries, and spending time at an art conservation center.

Michelle Stegmann Distinguished Programs
Michelle Stegmann

Vice President, Claims

(646) 556-7637

Michelle brings 30 years of claims experience to the team, most of it in leadership roles. She has built and led claims departments in numerous lines of business, including construction, hospitality and representations & warranties. Before joining Distinguished, she created a major carrier's Programs/Delegated Authority claims function, working extensively with MGAs, MGUs, Brokers, Agents and TPAs. She is an attorney licensed in New York and New Jersey and is an adjuster licensed in 13 states. Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in NYC.

Alison Sweeney Distinguished Programs
Alison Sweeney

Vice President, Fine Art Expert

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
(212) 297-3172

Alison offers experience in underwriting, brokerage, and appraisals to the team. Her primary focus during her brokerage work was working with galleries and personal collections. Alison holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History and a Master's in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture.

Nonie Tompkins Distinguished Programs
Nonie Tompkins

Vice President, Underwriter

South Central & Southwest
(425) 213-5173

Nonie’s passion for fine art insurance has defined her career. Before joining Distinguished, she held fine art underwriting roles at two major carriers. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Master’s in Museum Studies, and is well-equipped to understand the needs of clients across the art and collectibles industries.

Stacy Button Distinguished Fine Art
Stacy Button

Underwriter/Affinity Marketing Manager

Pacific Northwest & Northern Plains
(646) 556-7642

Stacy has extensive experience leading operations for a major meeting and incentive company. She has over 8 years of experience in specialty insurance with an emphasis on developing key broker, client, and industry relationships. Stacy is known for providing exceptional customer service and fostering enduring business relationships and shares a passion for the collectible market

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