To make sure your art is save, everywhere.

Expert assessment

Expert assessment of your art objects as the basis for the Agreement of the required insurance

Close collaboration

Close collaboration with Renowned specialists for art logistics

Long standing competence

Long standing competence at the insurance markets in Europe

More than 30 years of experience in the art-insurance business.

Having already gathered long years of experience in the insurance business, Stephan Zilkens founded Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH in Cologne in 2010.

Collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, museums, restorers, fine-art transporters, exhibition organisers and anyone else who is involved with art in a professional capacity will find advice and the right concepts for fulfilling their insurance-specific requirements right here with us. | more

Tailor-made, neutral, independent.

individual solution for every industry.

For the members of German art historians’ association “Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.”, we have developed a professional liability insurance policy and a financial loss insurance policy on particularly favourable terms.

If you are not a member of a professional association, we also have the right individual solution for you.

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Owning or collecting art is a source of pleasure every day. Emotions and memories are associated with each individual piece. This makes us all the more conscious of our responsibility to ensure that the assets we insure are protected efficiently.

In our insurance concepts, we always work on the assumption of a claim because in the end, that aspect is always the focus of attention.

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We can protect your art from economic losses. You are free to concentrate on the development of your work of art and its dissemination.

We take care that in the event of damage or destruction, any works still in your possession are well covered. Your work of art is your pension – should you be thinking about any additional coverage, we will be glad to advise you on this subject as well.

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Preserving – researching – developing – exhibiting

As your art insurance brokers, we can support museums and protect their owners (in the case of public museums, all citizens or community members) from economic losses.

We do this primarily by carrying out a specific risk analysis, from which we can derive proposals for affordable and adequate risk management as well as putting together an insurance package adapted to the individual situation in question.

We are supporting members of Registrars Deutschland e.V.

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When art is moved, the persons involved are frequently confronted with new challenges. A work of art is as individual as any human being.

As the forwarding agent, you organise the transportation of artworks all over the world. Courts worldwide are increasingly inclined to blame forwarders for the occurrence of “gross negligent failure of organisation”. The normal limitations on liability are no longer effective – but we can protect you from economic ruin with the right insurance policy.

We are a member of Club of Logistics e.V. and are actively involved in developing the industry’s future-oriented themes.

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Successfully developing art and artists with no worries

The wrong insurance cover or the wrong choice of risk carrier, who perhaps isn’t really an expert on art, can cost you your business. Your field of expertise is art – and ours is insuring art. We speak your language and will be there for you when things are not going as well as desired – also in the event of claims.

Please get in touch with us. It will be a pleasure to advise you.

Hidden reserves – with a difference

Many companies fulfil their social responsibility by, among other things, accumulating collections of art. In so doing, they support the prevailing cultural identity in their own localities. With the help of good advice, valuable collections arise and follow the performance trends on the art market.

These objects are not sufficiently protected by the classical instruments of industrial insurance. A special concept is therefore required. We analyse the current situation and devise claim-oriented solution proposals that suit your company.

Please get in touch with us. It will be a pleasure to advise you.

Not much happens without them

Framing studios, restorers, art financiers, security firms and display-cabinet makers: art exhibitions would not be possible without them. They too bear responsibility for their work results and errors can be expensive for them.We have always had to deal with the practical aspects and know the problems at first hand. For that reason we have expanded our portfolio to include insurance products that also offer a concept tailored to art-related service providers.

Economic security plays an important part in the preservation and protection of valuable objects. If this is lacking, the desired goal will not be achieved. We make sure that this will not happen.

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Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH

Eupener Straße 70

50933 Köln