DSM Art Collection

Art is very important for our quality of life and that’s why DSM supports art and culture in different ways; for instance with our own DSM Art Collection.

Ridiculous, foolish and obscene. Or bold, cheerful and humorous?

This is exactly what we want: art that gets people talking, rocks the boat and leads to discussion and, above all, dialog.  We challenge our employees to be creative, innovative and to think outside the box. More importantly however, is that we are placing sustainability right at the heart of our DSM Art Collection, just like all our business activities.

Cultural heritage, sustainability and quality of life

Our collection is one of the oldest corporate collections in the Netherlands and consists of both the old; historical works touching on the heritage and roots of the company’s mining past and the new; modern pieces which focus on innovation, sustainability and quality of life – subjects that relate directly to DSM’s everyday operations and its company philosophy. 


Works by contemporary artists are regularly presented at our head office in Heerlen. The art committee often adds to the DSM Art Collection with works from the exhibitions.

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  • Collection


    The DSM Art Collection currently includes more than 750 works by around 400 artists. Here's a small selection from the core collection.

  • History


    DSM's art collection was established in 1927, making it one of the oldest corporate art collections in the Netherlands.

  • DSM Nederland

    DSM Nederland

    DSM Nederland B.V. is de regio-organisatie en dochter van Koninklijke DSM N.V., met een aantal ondersteunende taken voor de bedrijfsactiviteiten van DSM in Nederland.