Idemitsu has been a proud sponsor of MUNCH since 1991.
One of the key management principles for all Idemitsu group companies is to give back to the local communities in which they operate.
Therefore, supporting MUNCH has been a natural choice for Idemitsu – a choice we are certain that Idemitsu founder and art collector Sazo Idemitsu (1885-1981) would have applauded to.
Starting with the first monetary contribution in 1991, the relationship between Idemitsu and MUNCH is one of the longest running sponsorships in the field of Norwegian art and culture.
The close bond we share with Edvard Munch’s art and the museum serves as an inspiration for employees and business associates alike.
In 2019, we extended our sponsorship agreement once again and planted five cherry trees in front of the new museum building in Bjørvika to mark the occasion.