We take our responsibility for the heritage of the CII very seriously.
The heritage website recently launched to the public (insurancehistory.cii.co.uk) enables you to take a 360-degree tour of The Insurance Hall at 20 Aldermanbury, London. You can view the unique stained-glass windows and the collection of fire marks formerly on display up the staircase as well as accessing digitalised versions of hundreds of insurance-related documents and books. In addition to this, all of the former library items are available to members with a fast call-back facility. As well as the website, heritage items and pictures of the stained-glass windows at 20 Aldermanbury, London, will be displayed on a revolving basis at the new CII offices at Lombard Street, London.
Reg Brown, chair of the CII’s Heritage Working Party and former President of the CII, comments:
“The move has given us the opportunity to assess the heritage items that the CII owns and determine how to provide access to, exhibit, and preserve them for current and future members as well as interested parties. One of the longer-term ideas that we are discussing and actively considering with other industry bodies is the potential for a Museum of Insurance to showcase the profession’s involvement in world events and support of the public and business over the years.”