INPEX Norway, a subsidiary of INPEX Corporation (INPEX), has renewed the sponsorship agreement between INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS (IIN) and the Munch Museum (the museum) for another five years. IIN has been a sponsor of the museum for more than 30 years since the days of IIN's predecessor, Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS, and has contributed more than NOK 100 million to the museum since its inception in 1991.
Donations from IIN have played a key role in realizing several major projects including the extension and repair of the museum as well as the restoration of The Scream and Madonna, Edvard Munch's masterpieces that were stolen in 2004 and subsequently recovered.
"Our partnership with IIN has been a long and valuable one, and we are proud to have maintained excellent relations with the company," said Tone Hansen, Director of the Munch Museum. "We greatly appreciate that IIN is continuing this legacy of helping us maintain a high level of activity and an art program that will benefit both the city's residents and visitors, and we look forward to working together in the years to come."
INPEX will continue implementing social contribution activities including the support of local communities.
Signature ceremony on 1 February, 2023