Michelle Impey has more than 15 years of art and insurance industry experience. As As Fine Art & Collections Manager at Chubb, she keeps agents, brokers, and policyholders informed on current trends affecting the fine art and private collections markets. She is responsible for providing expert loss prevention advice and services with respect to the display, transportation, appraisal, and storage of fine art and other valuables. To address the needs of high net worth collectors, she offers collection risk assessments, valuation reviews, and referrals to specialized service providers.
Prior to her current role, Michelle served as Fine Art Director at ACE and Fireman’s Fund, and Senior Fine Art Specialist at Chubb Insurance. At the onset of her career, Michelle worked as an art researcher at the Wildenstein gallery in NYC. She also is a licensed property & casualty insurance broker and a certified Infrared Thermographer.
Michelle graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in art history and French from Bowdoin College. She spent a year abroad with Hamilton College in Paris, studying at the Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne/Paris III. She further enhanced her education, especially in art appraisal, at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Michelle is a member of ArtTable and serves on the Advisory Council of the Appraisers Association of America.