2015 Media Releases

April 8, 2015

Deutsche Bank and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia celebrate three years of creative learning

This month, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) celebrates the third anniversary of its National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) - one of the most significant commitments to art education in Australia which has been made possible thanks to support from Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank became the MCA’s first ever Education Partner in 2010 following a long-standing relationship dating back to 2004 and the annual Primavera exhibition for young artists.

Through this unique education partnership, Deutsche Bank and the MCA have facilitated onsite, offsite and online contemporary art learning experiences for more than 70,000 school students and teachers from 2,000 schools across Australia since the NCCL opened in 2012.

James McMurdo, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are proud to support the MCA in delivering groundbreaking learning activities that introduce contemporary art to new audiences throughout Australia and beyond. Our role as Education Partner combines our commitment to education, art and social investments – three integral pillars of the Bank’s approach to corporate responsibility.”

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, MCA Art Director, said: “At the MCA, we believe that contemporary art matters and that creative capacity is vital for tackling the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Deutsche Bank, our Education Partner, who enable us to develop and deliver outstanding learning experiences and resources that inspire the young creators of the future.”

The MCA’s NCCL is a dynamic and innovative place for creative learning featuring state-of-the-art digital and multimedia studios, two practical creative studios, a dedicated sensory room for the MCA’s Bella program for students with specific needs, a lecture theatre, seminar room and library.

Networked video-conferencing facilities and a unique digital infrastructure utilising cutting-edge technologies enable the MCA to engage with schools as far afield as South Korea.

Deutsche Bank has a well-established history of supporting contemporary art and has championed emerging artists for more than 30 years with 95% of its corporate art collection - the world’s largest - accessible to the public. Additional highlights of its relationship with the MCA include sponsoring blockbuster exhibitions such as Anish Kapoor and former Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year Wangechi Mutu as well as family art workshops for its employees and their families.

For more information about Deutsche Bank’s corporate responsibility activities, please visit www.db.com/responsibility 



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