Cameron Rowland Insurance 2016

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Lloyd's of London monopolized the marine insurance of the slave trade by the early eighteenth century. Lloyd's Register was established in 1760 as the first classification society in order to provide insurance underwriters information on the quality of vessels. The classification of the ship allows for a more accurate assessment of its risk. Lloyd's Register and other classification societies continue to survey and certify shipping vessels and their equipment. Lashing equipment physically secures goods to the deck of the ship, while its certification is established to insure the value of the goods regardless of their potential loss.

Gallery label from 2016.
Medium
Container lashing bars, Lloyd's Register certificates
Dimensions
Overall 102 × 96 × 11 1/2" (259.1 × 243.8 × 29.2 cm) or 4 1/2 x 149 x 18" (11.4 x 378.5 x 45.7 cm)
Credit
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
1344.2016.a-e
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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