Supporting art, culture and music has traditionally been a cause for our company. In 1991, to mark our company's 25th anniversary, we set up the Hannover Re Foundation to benefit the Sprengel Museum in Hannover. The foundation's mission is to acquire contemporary works of art and make them available to the Sprengel Museum on permanent loan – thereby also promoting Hannover as a centre for art. The foundation also funds publications and events to accompany the exhibitions.
Along with the Sprengel Museum, we similarly support the Wilhelm Busch Museum, the Kunstverein Hannover and the Kestnergesellschaft Hannover. Since its founding in 1916 the Kestnergesellschaft has sought to profile internationally important artists and their latest works. We also have our own art collection.
Since 2014 we have supported the series of exhibitions dedicated to "Masterclass Students" as a way of profiling the work of young artists from the Lower Saxony region. In cooperation with Braunschweig University of Art we display selected works from the graduating class in the foyer of our Hannover head office to staff and visitors alike for intensive contemplation and exploration.
Every year since 1998 E+S Rück, our subsidiary with responsibility for the German market, has organised an examination concert for graduating soloists in cooperation with Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media. This support gives "master students" a particularly valuable opportunity to take their final examination with a large orchestra.