Rabo Art Collection and Rabo Art Lab
Art offers a view of the world and the times we live in. This is why Rabobank gives contemporary artists a platform in its art collection. The bank believes that art can be a source of knowledge for innovation and development, and above all a source of inspiration for employees, clients and members. Since 1995, Rabobank has been building up a contemporary art collection featuring both Dutch and international artists. In collaboration with the artists, key works are selected that mark a milestone in their artistic life and that tell the artist’s story. These works also reflect the development of modern Dutch art since 1950. Three storylines predominate in the collection: people, society and ideas.
Rabo Art Lab
In addition to the Rabo Art Collection, the bank has developed the Rabo Art Lab: a proverbial workshop in which artists, employees, clients and members meet and reflect on the major challenges of our time. That is why we also invite artists to work as artists-in-residence at the bank for either an extended or shorter period of time. As an organization, we explore what we as can learn from art and artists, and vice versa. We see art as a source of knowledge.
Wandering through the Rabo Art Collection
Artists make visible the things that were previously invisible. They create stories about life and how we relate to it. But a story only really comes to life when it is told, which is why we want to share the Rabo Art Collection. We do this by lending artworks to museums and by opening up the collection online. You can wander through the collection online, find information, put together your own collection and share your favorites.