Sannenzaka Correspondence

Editors’ Diary 13/09/2023

On occasion, I found myself writing articles on business and economy within the space of art museums, an experience that may have yielded substantial benefits. Naturally, museums harbor such creative and historical influence that extends across the entire spectrum of human endeavors.

However, many Japanese museums lack comprehensive, systematic collections. They often serve as venues for short-term projects by media companies or as modest facilities for scattered corporate collections. In contrast to the Kunsthalle in Europe, which typically embodies the concept of a venue for exhibitions but sometimes has huge collections, they frequently lack substantial and comprehensive collections. In Japan as well, we should explore the conditions under which art museums can function as influential hubs driving society.

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