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Art Collection Given Virtual Revamp

Akzo Nobel’s Art Foundation has launched its new website.

Designed to serve as both a virtual gallery and an online library, the interactive site will be updated regularly to offer visitors an ever-changing journey through the company’s renowned art collection, which now numbers more than 700 pieces.

In development since last summer, the look of the new site is based on the Art Foundation’s current catalogue and one of the major improvements is that it’s now far more flexible and user-friendly than its digital predecessor, which only offered a simple gallery function.

Available in either English or Dutch and regularly updated, visitors can take specially created virtual tours, view featured works or browse through part of the collection according to artist or style.

Humanity, Space and Water are some of the themes currently available as tours on the site, with the tours themselves designed to offer viewers a choice of experiences.

Launched in 1996, the Art Foundation is based at Akzo Nobel’s corporate headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and was set up by former Chairman, Cees van Lede, who wanted to build up an international collection of contemporary art by young artists.

To visit the new website click here.

(Released: February 16, 2004)