BPD Art Collection
Forty-five years ago, BPD took the initiative of starting its own art collection. From the start in 1976, the scope was international. The collection has been created to offer employees a stimulating working environment and to give them a broader view of the world. In addition, BPD considers it important to support the cultural climate.
The collection presents an overview of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on fundamental painting, new figuration, new sculpture and neo-expressionism. In 2010, the collection policy was changed and is now more related to the business of BPD. The starting point of the current collection policy is to collect contemporary (inter)national art in which space plays a role. This includes works by artists who use architecture, urban and public space in their work, but also works of artist who deal with the relationship between their work and space. The BPD Art Collection encompasses virtually all media; from painting, sculpture and photography to installations and video art.
The BPD Art Collection is on display in the BPD offices in the Netherlands and Germany. Works are also regularly loaned to various museums and art institutions. In and around the Burgerweeshuis, BPD's head office, the BPD Art Collection blends in with the architecture.
Art and culture at BPD
Art and culture are inextricably linked with the quality of living environments. Ever since the company was founded in 1946, art and culture have been linked to our company in a variety of ways. In addition to the BPD Art Collection, BPD is also active in the field of art and culture in many other ways. With BPD Culture Fund, we have been contributing to the realization of art and culture projects for more than 30 years. Through BPD Art Projects, BPD is integrating art into its own area developments. With BPD Lab, we are deploying art and culture in the development of a vision for BPD's future projects. BPD Lab is focused on BPD-employees. Lastly, exhibitions are organized with (cultural) partners in the Burgerweeshuis.