Lakeside Collection is growing its presence in the art sector and, therefore, became a member of the ‘Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland’ (Netherlands Association of Corporate Art Collections). In doing so, the collection will further materialize its contribution to the art market and community. This facilitates sharing of knowledge with, and also learning from, other corporate collections all the while being able to collaborate with these collections in various artistic endeavors, such as exhibitions.
The VBCN is an independent, non-profit knowledge network for Dutch companies and public and semi-public institutions with a policy of building art collections. The VBCN comprises 50 organisations holding corporate art collections and 100,000 works of art. Its members bring a large and diverse audience in contact with art and forge new connections between art and society. This makes the VBCN a distinctive player in the world of culture.
Thanks to corporate collections, hundreds of thousands of employees in the Netherlands come into contact with contemporary fine art every day. Corporate collections affect between 10 and 20 per cent of the contemporary art market in the Netherlands and thus help to drive the field’s development. By loaning works to museums, corporate collections help to make dozens of exhibitions possible each year.