DSM Art Collection

DSM

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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

The DSM Art Collection presently consists of contemporary international art with a special focus on innovation and  sustainability, themes that are important for DSM as a global, purpose-ledcompany. 

Artpolicy
DSM is committed to create brighter lives and seeks to engage with its social environment in many different ways. DSM's own art collection is one of the ways in which, for more than a hundred years already, the company has expressed this engagement.
Through art the DSM Art Collection aims to provide a bright impact on the lives of DSM employees worldwide by bringing them into contact with contemporary art and offer them an inspiring work environment. DSM wants to collect art at a high professional level fitting the professional reputation of the company and to support and reinforce DSM's strategy and image by connecting to major themes as innovation, sustainability, high growth economies. By means of art DSM wants to reinforce and support community development by building a bridge between DSM and (inter)national society.

History 
DSM began as a modest coal mining company in 1902. How did we transform over the years from Dutch coal miners to an international company that connects its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance?
For more than a century we've led innovative thinking, created innovative products, and even reinvented ourselves more than once. When the time was right, we made significant investments and acquisitions and reorganized when needed. Now, we are a global leader in Health, Nutrition and Materials.

Collection title
DSM Art Collection
Contact
Catharien Romijn
Head office
Heerlen
Art collection locations
Heerlen and Amsterdam, Delft and Kaiseraugst
Number of art works
1261 of which 716 make up the main collection.
Launch year
1902. Launch art policy 1985
Disciplines
All disciplines.
Focus of collection
The focus used to be contemporary art from Limburg but since 2003 with an accent on contemporary international art and national art.
Guided tours

Only on appointment.

Website
https://www.dsm.com
Art collection website
https://www.dsm.com/kunst/nl_NL
Exposition space

Exhibitions in the hallway of the Heerlen headoffice.
Headoffice Heerlen - het Overloon 1, 6401 JH, Heerlen

Supporting

DSM sponsors the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.

Gallery

DSM

  • Wolfgang Flad
  • Heringa Van Kalsbeek
  • Ruud van Empel
  • Rik Meijers
  • Melanie Bonajo
  • Simone van Bakel
  • Hendrik Kerstens
  • Sylvie Zijlmans
  • Sidi el Karchi
  • Jowan van Barneveld
Open de Gallerij

Yed, 2011
wood
185 x 70 x 72 cm

DSM — Wolfgang Flad

  • Yed, 2011
    wood
    185 x 70 x 72 cm

  • Zonder titel

    Untitled, 2010
    ceramics, resin and porcelain

  • World

    World 18, 2006
    cibachrome
    84 x 60 cm

  • Mystiek portret

    Mystical portrait, 2006
    mixed media
    240 x 180 cm

  • Zonder titel

    Daisy, Last Child in the Woods, 2017
    c-print
    110 x 73 cm

  • Robin

    Robin, 2010
    ceramics and Alfa Romeo varnisch
    30 x 40 cm

  • Aluminium

    Aluminium, 2011
    photo
    150 x 120 cm

  • The Botanist

    The Botanist, 2010
    c-print
    150 x 120 cm

  • Emilie

    Emilie, 2004
    acrylic and oil on canvas
    190 x 140 cm

  • Little bird

    Little bird, 2007
    acrylic on canvas
    30 x 40 cm

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