“The art to acquire, collect and preserve the beautiful things in life“ is not only a slogan, it is the core element of our philosophy.
Barta M.A.I. is the only consulting company specializing exclusively in insuring fine art and valuable private property. Many high-net-worth private clients, as well as museums, exhibitions, foundations, art dealers, galleries, antiques shops, jewellers and reinsurers trust our expertise and our tailor-made provided by our highly qualified team.
Barta provides services for all art-related activities, including market analysis, transport, storage, risk management and legal advice. Nikolaus Barta is bringing over thirty years of insurance risk experience. This enables us to provide significant value to our public and private clients by identifying their needs and delivering proven processes to obtain the lowest rates on the market through benchmarking, among other strategies.
Our extensive experience allows us to provide independent advice before our clients approach the market. Along with the client’s risk needs, benchmarking data, market intelligence and tendering strategies, Barta can deliver significant additional value as well as savings, which are in the range of 20% to 40%.
A recent report highlights the importance of independence in the analysis of insurable interests, validation of loss liability, and competitive tendering as the only way of getting the right coverage at the right price. Our service is highly aligned with Barta’s core business of procuring value for our clients. Barta operates in an ethical manner, a critical aspect of our company’s values. This is what we do.
When founding the Art Insurance & Consulting Company Barta & Partner 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 M.A.I. is the only consulting company specialising exclusively in insuring fine art and valuable private property.
Barta M.A.I. 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.
Nikolaus S. Barta and Renate Schwarz-Barta
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