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State Indemnities for Art Exhibition

The Ministry of Education and Culture grants state indemnity for the repair of damages caused to exhibits displayed in art exhibitions. The system also applies to historical and other cultural exhibitions. State indemnity discharges the organisers of major exhibitions from the expenses due to the insurance of the exhibits. The purpose of the system is to promote high-level international and domestic exhibition activity and cultural exchange.

The organiser of an exhibition entitled to state indemnity can only be a domestic public corporation or other non-profit organisation or foundation. State indemnity cannot be granted to exhibitions that are commercial by nature. The exhibition premises must be intended for permanent exhibition activity, and they must satisfy the appropriate fire and other safety requirements. 

The state indemnity is discretionary and may include conditions or restrictions set for the exhibition organiser. General safety requirements may also be imposed on the exhibition premises and the transportation.

The application for state indemnity must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Culture no later than three months before the beginning of the state indemnity applied. If the indemnification decision is needed earlier than this, the application must be submitted at a correspondingly earlier date.

In the granting of state indemnity, the Ministry of Education and Culture is assisted by the State Indemnity Board.

Further information can be obtained from:
Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Tiina Eerikäinen, Ministry of Education and Culture
e-mail: firstname@surname@minedu.fi; tel. +358 295 3 30081

L.L.M., M.C.L., M.A. Leea Vartia, State Indemnity Board
e-mail: leeavartia@gmail.com , tel. +358 40 502 8717

Guidelines

Forms (only in Finnish)

Models (only in Finnish)

Statutes (pdf)

Unofficial translations (pdf)

 

EU/Collection Mobility 

Report by the OMC subgroup on State indemnity and shared liability agreements


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