Fine art losses

For more than 50 years, the fine art adjusters of C. Gielisch GmbH have been evaluating fine art losses for the insurance industry. Our expertise dates back to the times of Carl Gielisch, who managed the company from 1960 until 1990, and who handled fine art claims for major museums, art galleries and art collectors. Following in his father's footsteps at an early age, Claus Gielisch has acquired over 25 years' experience in the assessment of damaged artwork. He is officially appointed and sworn by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce as an expert in the assessment of damaged artwork. Furthermore two fine art surveyors are handling national and international fine art losses.
Our fine art team draws on a wealth of expertise in all matters related to art. This includes the management of complex fine art claims involving a multitude of damaged artworks, as well as the assessment of damage sustained by a single object.
Handling fine art claims requires a particularly thoughtful approach. Our fine art adjusters are perfectly aware of this, and consider themselves as a connecting link between the parties involved in a claim. With decades of experience and an excellent reputation, they are highly valued in the industry for the solutions they develop.


Assessment of Damages, Claims Management Services


  • verifying the circumstances of a loss incident
  • cause investigations
  • assessment of quantum
  • recommendations for qualified art restoration contractors
  • management of the restoration process
  • evaluation of artworks
  • assessment of depreciation in value
  • final loss assessment
  • coordination of measures required as part of the claims management process
  • evaluation of artworks irrespective of a loss incident