This year Van Lanschot Bankiers is once again delighted to be the main sponsor of PAN Amsterdam, the contemporary art and antiques fair of today. Art and culture are concepts for which Van Lanschot has always felt a strong affinity. We have been bankers for more than 270 years, and throughout that time collecting art has been of great importance to us. The result is a very varied collection that includes works from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Our present eclectic art collection covers tapestries, furniture, prints and paintings, with works by the greatest artists, among them Ruysdael, Rembrandt, Appel, Van Gogh, Mondrian, Witsen and Van Spaendonck.
A recent survey has revealed that more than seventy percent of our business contacts say they are very interested in art—a sound basis for sponsoring PAN Amsterdam. Because the interest is so great we would like all our clients to get to know art and PAN Amsterdam. Our aim is to give all Van Lanschot contacts the opportunity to visit the fair. We are encouraging this visit, every client will receive two tickets as a present.