Associate Professor

  • Department of Art Management
E-mail : y-tanaka@suac.ac.jp
Research Keywords:
Museum Management, Patronage, Art Management
Degrees Ph.D. (History), Hosei University(2021)
M.A. (Art Management), Keio University (2010)
M.A. (Japanese History), Hosei University (2003)
B.A. (Japanese History), Nihon University (1999)
Selected Professional Experiences Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum (1999/5-2020/3)
Instructor, Hosei University (2019/4-current)
Instructor, Gakushuin Women's College (2014-2019)
Instructor, Kanagawa University (2014-2019)
Research Fields Museology, Japanese Modern History
Major Publications
  • Kigyo to Bijutsu:Kindai Nihon no Bijutsu Shinko to Geijutsu Shien [Private Company and the Arts: Patronage and Promotion of the Arts in Modern Japan]. Tokyo: Hosei University Press. 2021. (in Japanese)
  • "Mitsui hachiroemon Takamine Kenchiku to Seikatsu" [Mitsui hachiroemon Takamine: his Architecture and Everyday life]. in YANAI Kenji eds. Meiji kono Fushigina Jidai Ⅱ [Meiji an amazing era Ⅱ]. Tokyo: Shintensha. pp.7-39. 2017. (in Japanese)
  • "Mitsui Gohuku ten to Bijutsu" [Mitsui department store and the Arts]. in YANAI Kenji eds. Meiji kono Fushigina Jidai [Meiji an amazing era]. Tokyo: Shintensha. pp.41-79. 2016. (in Japanese)
Academic Organizations Japan Association for Arts Management
Japan Association for Cultural Economics


I studied the modern history of Japan and art management in graduate school, and I am currently conducting research on business administration and support for the arts in modern Japan after the Meiji era. In the field of museology, I am working on my research with an interest in the administration and operation necessary for the sustainable development of museums under the designated manager system.

I have worked in both the curatorial and management departments of museums, and have also been in charge of management and operation of cultural facilities of government agencies. I intend to share the knowledge I have gained from my experience working in these departments. It is my hope that students will learn not only the skills necessary to be a museum curator, but also the functions and roles necessary in today's museums, acquire practical knowledge, and go on to play an active role not only as curators of museums, but also in government agencies, cultural facilities, and companies related to culture and the arts.