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Dr. Stephan Zilkens | Zilkens Kunstversicherung

We make sure that museums are safe.

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 supportive members of Registrars Deutschland e.V..

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

Collecting, preserving, researching, mediating, exhibiting


Museums are at the service of society. They preserve collections as an important tangible and intangible source for posterity. The preservation and cultivation of our cultural heritage and the responsibility that this involves are an ideal case for care and protection.

We also regard ourselves as service providers for the museum staff, providing them, too, with a sense of security and certainty in their daily dealings with art. For the handling, packaging, hanging or transportation of art, we also develop customised solutions for you from a risk management perspective.


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.