About us

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. | mehr

Think global, act local

We have at our disposal a team of international, experienced specialists from all fields of art whose experience is a benefit to our customers. Our service spectrum ranges from full-service insurance to individual measures.

Today we have a global network of experts and service providers with whom we can operate at an optimum quality level anywhere in the world.

Since 2012 we have a separate Company in Switzerland and as of August 2016, we have a representative office in Luxembourg.

We don’t just have a philosophy. We also act in accordance with it.

Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH is an owner-run company. This lends a special significance to our corporate philosophy, as the owner vouches with his name for the company’s services and performance.

Two characteristics define our brand essence. One is our love of art and the other is our customers’ absolute satisfaction. Only the consonance of these two factors makes us successful.

To fulfil our aspiration of providing reliable orientation in an increasingly complex world, we adhere to a set of ethical and moral principles. The quality of our work plays a special part in this process. We want to and can distinguish ourselves only with excellent performance and customer satisfaction.

We endeavour to advise our customers neutrally and in the optimum manner with a high level of expertise. Reliability is seen as something special these days, but we live and breathe it on a daily basis. We always search for the optimum, and therefore the best and safest, solution because we have geared our customer relationships to a long-term orientation.

» We were able to develop our company’s present-day competence only because we had previously worked in other commercial enterprises for many years.

Innovation is our constant companion.«


Dr. Stephan Zilkens, managing partner and founder of Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH with nearly 40 years experience in the insurance business.

Please get in touch with us.

It will be a pleasure to advise you.

Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH

Eupener Straße 74 

50933 Köln

Tel +49 221 8 00 68 420

Fax +49 221 8 00 68 420