NN Group Art Collection

NN Group is an insurance and asset management company active in more than 18 countries, with a strong presence in a number of European countries and Japan. Their roots lie in the Netherlands, with a rich history that stretches back 170 years. Their customers range from individuals, and small and medium-sized companies to large corporate, and institutional investors. With more than 15,000 employees, NN Group aims to deliver high-quality service and products.

NN Group includes Nationale-Nederlanden, NN, NN Investment Partners, ABN AMRO Insurance, Movir, AZL, BeFrank and OHRA. Formerly part of ING Group, NN Group listed as an independent company on Euronext Amsterdam on 2 July 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collection

Art Policy

NN Group aims to make art more accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on the cities where NN Group operates (notably, Rotterdam and The Hague). We value the role of art and culture in society, as we believe art inspires and connectsAs such, NN Group invests in cultural partnerships with Dutch museums and artists. This is reflected by our support of museum exhibitions that appeal to wide audiences, encouraging cultural entrepreneurship and generating art commissions for NN's own collection. Experimentation, research and innovation are the art collection's criteria, with a focus on artists who have a connection with the Netherlands. In addition, the NN Group Art Award, an incentive prize connected to the Art Rotterdam art fair, has been awarded annually since 2017. Both new talent and mid-career artists are eligible for this prize of EUR 10,000. NN Group also purchases artworks by the nominees for the NN Group Art Collection.

 

History

NN Group has a corporate art collection that includes over 2,000 art works which are on display throughout NN's office buildings. Prior to the establishment of NN Group as a standalone company, Nationale-Nederlanden accumulated a diverse art collection starting from 1963. The art collection has changed over time reflecting changes within the company, for example after the take-over of RVS in 1984 and the merger with the NMB Postbank Group, resulting in ING Group in 1991. After separating from ING, NN Group became a standalone company again in 2014, adopting a new brand and a renewed art policy.

 

From the collection
Esther Tielemans

Performance II, 2012
wall painting, acrylic and epoxy on plywood
(picture: Peter Tijhuis)

Collections February 7, 2019
NN Group Art Award 2019 voor Katja Mater
NN Group
Collections December 18, 2018
NN's Artworks are Out of Office
Collections February 10, 2018
NN Group Art Award 2018
gewonnen door Pauline Curnier Jardin
Collections November 13, 2017
Jong Talent
Delta Lloyd
Collections January 4, 2017
NN Group Art Award
Collections February 20, 2015
Rotterdam in the picture
Nationale - Nederlanden
In summary

Collection title
NN Group Art Collection

Contact
Els Drummen en Elisah van den Bergh (art advisors)

Head office
Den Haag

Art collection locations
In NN Group's offices: Haagse Poort (Den Haag), Delftse Poort (Rotterdam), Toorop building (Amsterdam), Ohra building (Arnhem)

Number of art works
ca 2000 (including sub-collection Delta LIoyd)

Launch year
1963

Disciplines
Multidisciplinary visual arts (painting, photography, glass art, video art, graphic art and installations)

Focus of collection
The focus of the collection is on works by artists who have a strong connection to the Netherlands. The criteria of the collection are: experimentation, research, and innovation. Within the NN corporate art collection this is recognisable in works that show special skills and experienced craftsmanship from artists who dare to experiment with materials and use innovative angles to look at the world around us. Every year we present the NN Group Art Award to a contemporary artist during the Art Rotterdam art fair.

Guided tours
On request.

Website
www.nn-group.com

Art collection website
www.nn-group.com

Exposition space
In the NN DE Café in Rotterdam (next to central station) an 18 meter long image wall is offered to Dutch artistic talent and museums. We also look for a link with cultural activities in the city of Rotterdam in our programming for this location. For example, NN Group is partner of het Nederlands Fotomuseum and De Kunsthal, both located in Rotterdam. The photo wall presentations change on a quarterly basis.     

External presentations
More information about NN Group's museum partnerships and exhibitions can be found on the website. Including more details about the NN Group Art Award.