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Edition of Nationale Suisse, photoprint, ed. 70/150, 2010
Edition of Nationale Suisse, photoprint, ed. 70/150, 2010
Dr. phil. Stephan Zilkens

We make sure your gallery is safe.

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.

Dr. phil. Stephan Zilkens

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 or get personal advice: 0221.80068420


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


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.


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

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.