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.
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.
Take a peek at the variety of artworks in the NN Group Art Collection, right here.