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The Zilkens team
from left to right: Gina Labetzsch, Clarissa Möhrl, Dr. Stephan Zilkens, Claudia Teichner and Birgitt Haffmann

We insure art.

About us

Collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, museums, restorers, art forwarders, exhibition organisers and all those who deal professionally with art will find advice and the right concepts to solve their insurance-specific requirements with us - especially in art insurance.

As an owner-managed house, we understand the requirements from entrepreneur to entrepreneur. The high innovative strength of our employees benefits our customers at all times.

We deliberately focus on the things we know something about and have experts for all essential areas of risk management and occupational pension provision. For special requirements, we can draw on our network of experienced specialists.

Few insurance brokers have such a broad range of experience in all areas of insurance. Through many years of experience, both with insurance companies and insurance brokers, and always in close contact with our clients, we have learned to speak all the necessary languages. We have been able to develop our current expertise through many years of working for other companies. Innovation is our constant companion.

Art and Insurance

A small cultural-historical view.
Hans Paul Isenrath, “alles – nichts”, neon on wood, alternately illuminating, 1997
 | Zilkens Kunstversicherung Hans Paul Isenrath, “alles – nichts”, neon on wood, alternately illuminating, 1997
 | Zilkens Kunstversicherung

So that your art is safe everywhere.


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 the best and safest solution because we have geared our customer relationships to the long-term.


As part of the Art Cologne, we invite you to the annual Cologne Fine Art Insurance Talk.
Boris Becker, „Bir el Shadia Hedschas Bahn“ aus dem Projekt „Lawrence von Arabien“, 2010

More than 35 years of experience in the art-insurance business.


Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH was founded in Cologne in 2010 by Dr. Stephan Zilkens (CV), who has many years of experience in art insurance.

In 2012 we founded a company in Switzerland.

Today, we have a global network of experts and service providers with which we can operate at the highest level of quality in all parts of the world.