Infusing corporate culture into beauty and sharing it through galleries
Pola Orbis Holdings, a group that conducts cosmetics-related and other business, runs the Pola Museum Annex gallery in Ginza that is free for visitors. The gallery has featured many ambitious exhibits such as an Orie Ichihashi photo exhibition and an exhibition of original drawings by Asami Kiyokawa. In the 8th part of the Ginza×CSR series, we spoke with Mikiko Matsumoto who manages projects for the gallery. Matsumoto talks about the ideal state for cultural activities that enrich our hearts through the arts.
Inside the Pola Museum Annex
Director of the Pola Museum Annex, Public Affairs & IR Dept., Pola Orbis Holdings, Inc.
After graduating from university, began working as a curator’s assistant at an art museum in Tokyo. In 2002, took on motor show display work centered on green vehicles for a research institute of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, then joined the Pola Cosmetics Inc. (currently Pola, Inc.) main shop in 2006. Worked on gallery opening preparations for the Pola Ginza Building renovation in 2009.
Currently in charge of gallery project management in the Public Affairs & IR Dept. of Pola Orbis Holdings, Inc. Holds various exhibits aimed at “creating an inspiring place for encountering beautiful art pieces and a space for customers to enhance their sensitivity.”
Alterna consultant Offers services in marketing, communication, business strategy and new business development activities for foreign-affiliated IT companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. After going independent in 2008, Sugiyama now participates in educational projects for solving social challenges, assists cooperative alliances between companies and NPOs, and offers consulting for CSR activities and practical assistance.
Writer: Karin Sugiyama Planning/editing: Alterna