The film “Exploring Art at the European Patent Office” offers unique insights into the creation and growth of the EPO art collection. Shot in four countries in 2020 to mark the collection’s 40th anniversary, the film features more than 50 masterpieces, takes you inside the studios of six artists and introduces you to the architect of the EPO headquarters in Munich, where the collection first began to take shape.
The social significance of art in the workplace is a key focus area in the film, which explores how art adds value to the working environment of a public authority operating at the cutting edge of the 21st-century knowledge society. As EPO President António Campinos said when the film was launched: “Creativity is a key resource when it comes to Europe realising its innovative potential. And protecting and strengthening creativity is central to the EPO’s mandate. The EPO’s growing art collection has reflected the continuous growth of Europe’s innovative spirit and continues to inspire staff today.”