Rabobank is developing a high-quality collection of contemporary art, characterized by discerning perception and quintessential depth. Rabobank wants to share the collection with a broad public as a source of knowledge, inspiration and encounter. The Rabo Art Collection is a reflection of contemporary art since 1950. The focus is on the boosters of their time and work that shows a change in the artist's development. Thus, we contribute to the care of the cultural heritage of tomorrow. Art consists of stories: about life and how to relate to life. And a story fit real life as it's told. For that, the Rabo Art Collection gladly shares her collection.
From 1995 to present, Rabobank (Rabobank Netherlands and the local Rabobank offices) has silently composed a collection of contemporary art. Together with the artists themselves, key works are selected that reflect the highlights in their oeuvres. Together, these key pieces present an overview of Dutch contemporary art. Since 2009 Rabobank has chosen to add international artists to the prominently Dutch art collection. Nowadays three storylines are omnipresent in the collection: humans, society and 'the idea'. In that way, the Rabo Art Collection gives a reflection on the world around us. .
Since 1995, Rabobank is working on a collection of contemporary art, which is presented in offices of Rabobank Netherlands. The acquisition policy of the Rabo Art Collection was established in 1997. The ambition was not unpretentious: to create an outstanding art collection in which various generations of Dutch artists are represented, possibly with their best works. Within fifteen years the collection has blossomed into a well-conceived entity whose accents lie in Dutch conceptual art, condition humaine and social commitment. Since 2009 international artists are included in the art collection. It is an addition to the Dutch based collection, inspired by the international growth of Rabobank as an organization.
Since 2011 the new headquarter at the Croeselaan in Utrecht is thé spine of Rabobank Netherlands. The Rabo Art Collection presented from mid-2011 till September 2014 her collection in solo and collection exhibitions in the Rabo Art Zone. In line with the future vision of Rabobank, the Rabo Art Collection focuses now on cooperation with local memberbanks and organizations with cultural connections and relationships. So the collection is shared by partnership, for and with a wide audience.
The collection is furthermore shared by means of art loans to (inter) national museums and through the online Rabo Art Collection. Also local Rabobanks build their own collections, with local emphases.