The contemporary art collection realised by the Central Bank of Hungary, after an extensive accreditation process became part of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art. The association as an affiliated organization of the ICOM, has members such as Banco de España or the European Central Bank Art Collection, from the commercial bank sector the well-known Deutsche Bank Collection or the Julius Baer Art Collection. The Central Bank of Hungary’s collection is the only member in the CEE region.
The International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art – IACCCA is an affiliated organization of the International Council of Museums – ICOM. The idea for the organization, which was launched in 2007, came from Jacqueline d’Amécourt, then curator of the Belgian Lhoist Collection, who set the goal of creating an organisation that would bring together the knowledge of corporate art collections. The IACCCA organises several events each year, from collection visits to workshops or webinars, these events enable members to meet and share their expertise.
The unique international network of curators sets management and organisation standards for corporate collections by establishing guidelines for professional practice and targets for the collections. Their mission is to acknowledge the importance of the companies’ commitment to art and increase awareness of the artistic and patrimonial value of each member’s collection. The collection managed by MNB Arts and Culture was chose not only for its content, but because the division places a strong emphasis on the collection’s exhibitions and museum education programmes to make it visible to the public. Guided tours and educational activities are arranged for employees, beside its institutional art loans and ever-expanding list of publications. Becoming a member, which is a major international professional recognition, contributes to the wider visibility of the collection, to expand its network, to share good practice with similar institutions and to presenting itself in professional forums.
For further information, please visit IACCCA’s website.