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Dr. Stephan Zilkens | Zilkens Kunstversicherung

We make sure you are safe.

As art insurance brokers, we can support clients in their most important tasks and prevent them from suffering financial losses. You are free to concentrate on the development of your work of art and its dissemination. We ensure that, in the event of damage or destruction, any works still in your possession are well covered.

Dr. phil. Stephan Zilkens

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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

Develop – produce – exhibit


We prepare a detailed analysis of the specific risks and offer pertinent suggestions for an affordable and adequate insurance package that adapts to the individual situation of each and every artist.

In the event of a claim, we are your partner and relieve you of all the administrative bother. In this respect, you can count on all our years of experience. Your art is in safe hands with us – and so are you.

Your work of art is your financial security – should you be thinking about any additional coverage, we will be glad to advise you on this subject as well.

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


Extensive archive of our lectures on art and the art insurance business for you to read.
Edition of Nationale Suisse, photoprint, ed. 63/150, 2011


About us

It is the love of art and the absolute satisfaction of our clients that has made us so successful for more than 35 years.

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.

So that your art is safe everywhere.


Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH is an owner-run (CV Dr. Stephan Zilkens) 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.