The Rothschild family has always been closely involved in creative arts and artists. The Edmond de Rothschild collection which was donated by the family to the Louvre museum in 1935 is remarkable for its rare items and its size. It illustrates the aesthetic and historic judgment of an enlightened and humanist collector. These same qualities are nurtured by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild who are both informed collectors and patrons.
Art and education are at the heart of their commitments. Focused on painting, the Ariane de Rothschild Prize gives the winner an artistic residence in the very prestigious Slade School of Fine Arts in London. The support given, among others, to the Théâtre Forum Meyrin in Switzerland or the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris, is motivated by the same desire to broaden minds and transmit values.
The banks of the Group take an active part in this policy by supporting the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the Pietrasanta in Concerto festival and the Orchestre National de France.