Barta & Partner is your integrated art specialist.
Second to none insuring art.

Our company’s philosophy



“The art to acquire, to collect and to preserve the beautiful things in life“ is not only a slogan, it is the core element of ourphilosophy. Barta & Partner is inseparably connected with the international art market. We provide services for all art-related activities, including market analysis, transport, storage, risk management and legal advice. As your partner we help evaluate, sell and acquire art from all periods and assist you in building, maintaining and caring for your collection. Our exclusive access to collections worldwide enables us to engage in private treaty transactions while assuring complete discretion. With extensive experience in the international art market and a global network of vetted partners, we make sure that the assets you love are handled with the professionalism and care they deserve. Barta & Partners is the only consulting company specialising exclusively in insuring fine art and valuable private property.
Numerous renowned clients trust our expertise and our service offers at Barta & Partners. All the agendas concerning artinsurance are now being represented by Renate Schwarz-Barta (BARTA M.A.I./Managing Art Insurance, GmbH/Ltd.) 

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Our services.

„There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person´s lawful prey. It´s unwise to pay too much, but it´s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, so lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can´t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.“ 
JOHN RUSKIN, English social reformer 1819-1900

➜ Art Insurance

All the agendas concerning artinsurance within our company are now being looked after by Renate Schwarz-Barta (BARTA M.A.I. GmbH/Ltd.) When founding the Art Insurance & Consulting Company Barta & Partners in 1996, Nikolaus Barta addressed an urgent need on the insurance market. Within a few years, the company has become a successful international player in the art insurance business. Barta is the only consulting company specializing exclusively in insuring fine art and valuable private property. Numerous renowned clients trust our expertise and our service offers.

Inventory Management

The Barta & Partner team understands that your fine art collection has considerable financial, cultural and personal value, and requires specialist artwork protection and maintenance.


Barta & Partner looks to find ways to prevent damage from occurring, to slow down or stop active deterioration processes, and to repair already damaged works of art. Whether during transport, packaging, storage or display, our extensive experience in risk management helps provide reliable advice and support in all questions of conservational safety.

Storage & Logistics

We are always prepared for new challenges, whether this involves forwarding individual artworks or complex movements of entire collections that are handled on a national or international basis. Barta & Partner always is working with the best partners for each special task and maintains the best relations with auction houses and collectors of fine art. We guarantee that only the best care and diligence is brought to your artworks at all times.

Risk Solutions

When it comes to valuable fine arts collections, a broad risk management is crucial and an approach beyond simply procuring the proper insurance should be taken. Our range of specialist insurance can cover your collection – regardless of its location, size or value. Our risk-management offering is there to lower the chances of your ever suffering material damage to, or the loss of, your property.

Recovery and Restitution

Selected partners are members of the Art Loss Register, which uses databases to search. Barta & Partner is involved in the discovery, recovery and restitution of objects considered either looted or stolen. We also employ our own specialist in art theft – for unusual cases.

Inheritance and Taxation

Barta & Partner recognized early the importance tax related topics on the increasingly complex tax and reporting regulations affecting assets and heritage property. With our renowned and specialized partners from the tax and legal area, we can assist our clients. Our partners offer assistance in all legal and fiscal matters and in finding the exact solution for your needs – whether you are a buyer, seller or owner of fine art.

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Happy Clients

Art objects
“The art to acquire, to collect and to preserve the beautiful things in life“ is not only a slogan.Nikolaus S. Barta

Find us.

Barta & Partner
Am Rudolfsplatz/Gölsdorfgasse 3/6,
1010 Vienna, Austria

Call us.

+43 (0)1-532 08 40