Fine Arts

International Fine Art Insurance Broker

The SCHUNCK GROUP has been active as an international and independent art insurance broker since 1998. The SCHUNCK GROUP operates the Competence Center artSecur® for the insurance needs of the art industry, with headquarters in Freiburg/Breisgau and a representative office in Geneva/Switzerland.


As an international and independent insurance broker, artSecur® deals exclusively with the insurance of art and collectors’ items of all kinds. From paintings, watches and jewellery, top-class wine and cigar collections to investments in gold bars.

Our experts work in close cooperation with clients and the world’s best art insurance companies to implement and develop insurance solutions for art forwarders, museums, private art collectors, foundations, corporate collections, art galleries and auction houses.


We know what special requirements each individual customer has for the insurance of their works of art. Therefore, we recommend the right insurance solution based on a careful risk analysis:

  • Art forwarders with their own art warehouse or with a duty-free warehouse in Switzerland or Singapore
  • National museums and private museums
  • Private art collectors, foundations, offshore companies
  • Company collections
  • Art galleries
  • Auction houses

What is the typical risk situation in the art Industry?

Works of art are exposed to great risks, especially through exhibitions, storage and transport, which must be insured. The slightest inattention can cause damage, which can result in costly restoration and even depreciation. A total loss would usually be unaffordable due to the usually high value of the objects. But even if the object is located in a residential house, holiday home or apartment, an “all risks” insurance is recommended to protect it against theft, water damage, etc.

The artSecur®-Portal

artSecur® offers its own software for the administration of inventory lists, loan contracts, uploading of photos, expert reports, administration of complete exhibitions with all loan contracts for museums and private lenders.


Professional competence and qualified advice in all insurance matters form the solid basis for excellent service. As an independent insurance broker – we are not bound to any insurer – we constantly monitor the insurance market so as to offer our customers the best conditions with the best possible premiums. The discreet handling of all inquiries is a matter of course.

  • On-site advice and support
  • Analysis of the current art insurance market: provider, premium level, future development
  • Individually tailored insurance solutions
  • Coverage: nail/nail – all-risk coverage
  • Immediate provision of original electronic insurance certificates
  • Electronic insurance declaration of transports, also in connection with exhibitions
  • Electronic administration and processing of loan transactions (loan contracts)
  • Active support in the event of a claim

Your contact at artsecur®

Head of Competence Center artSecur

Ines Gutmann

+49 761 31902-59

Account Manager

Doris Ehrhardt

+49 761 31902-51

Our experts are happy to offer you competent, independent and discreet advice.