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Klaus Abromeit, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 3 parts, 1986/87
Klaus Abromeit, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 3 parts, 1986/87
Dr. Stephan Zilkens | Zilkens Kunstversicherung

We make sure that your services are safe.

Framing studios, restorers, art financiers, security firms and display-cabinet makers: art exhibitions would not be possible without them. They too bear responsibility for their work results, and errors can be expensive for them.

We have always had to deal with the practical aspects and know the problems at first hand. For that reason we have expanded our portfolio to include insurance products that also offer a concept tailored to art-related service providers.

Economic security is an important motivation behind the preservation and protection of valuable objects. If this is lacking, the desired goal will not be achieved. We make sure that this will not happen.

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

What would art be without its service providers?

There are a multitude of service providers contributing to the success of art.

If you require insurance cover as a restorer, an employee in a framing studio or a builder of display cabinets, we’ll offer you made-to-measure individual solutions.

Art financiers are playing an ever-larger role in the workings of the art market – but finance is no good without insurance. Talk to us about it.

Security plays an important part in the conservation and protection of value – and we’ll make sure that you can concentrate on your core business.

Ensuring that value is preserved


Fortunately, restorers are not only called upon when a work of art has been damaged. Conservational measures for preserving our cultural heritage are the main focus of their work.

Restorers are liable not only for the assignments that they take on, but also for the valuable artefacts that they have to take into their workshops temporarily.

We have the right insurance solutions for all restorers, collectors and institutions for whom art is a pleasure.

Safety means satisfaction

Art financing

We are well connected with leading art financiers who help to make sure that collections can develop with the level of quality they deserve.

Financiers attach importance to safety and the preservation of the works financed by you. We have the right solutions for every individual project.

Security First


Security is important for our clients. We know the companies that have the requisite experience and reliability to install and maintain the security systems.

For those companies, too, we have just the kind of insurance concepts that they need. Mistakes can happen wherever people are going about their business. But they should not be allowed to impair a company’s economic substance.

Talk to us about it.

Putting art in its proper light

Display-cabinet construction

Objects that consist of small, fragmented parts or have a high and easily marketable value are presented in display cabinets in order to protect them.

Display-cabinet constructors are totally reliant on materials provided by their suppliers. If, despite copious care and attention, something doesn’t quite fit, the consequences can be very conspicuous indeed. We can at least provide you with the right liability insurance.

We offer you solutions.


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.