Our long tradition of philanthropy and active role in the life of the city stems from our indebtedness to the local community which provides the framework for our development.
We support the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum in Belgium both as a neighbour and as a friend. Dhondt-Dhaenens is a private foundation that operates as a small museum and, like us, cultivates excellence. The Foundation has become a key player in the Flemish cultural landscape, focusing on the research and display of 20th-century modern art and acting as a contemporary arts centre. As a structural partner of the Museum, we also support its flagship event, the “Tuinfeest”, or garden party, which marks the start of the summer season for many Belgian collectors.
Private tour and talk about the financial markets
The Bank recently organised an event in this exceptional setting that began with a private tour of the exhibition “Five artists from the archives and collection of Jan Hoet”. The exhibition featured a number of distinctive elements, such as letters and documentary photographic and video material, to highlight the close ties and special collaboration that the five artists had with Jan Hoet, who was an international curator and renowned expert on contemporary art. The cultural part of the programme concluded with a tour of the Wunderkammer Residence, which houses Jan Hoet’s personal library and hosts artists, curators, researchers and writers from around the world who bring a non-European perspective to the Museum.
The tours were followed by a talk on the financial markets, including an analysis by Banque de Luxembourg’s Murielle Davide of the current financial climate and the economic outlook.
To learn more about Banque de Luxembourg’s support of the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum, click here .
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