- Ms. Isha Ambani has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education and research complex, based in the USA.
- The appointment was approved by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents, led by US Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. as Chancellor and Vice President Kamala D. Harris (Ex Officio).
- Isha will serve a term of four years as one of the youngest board members of the National Museum of Asian Art, which was the Smithsonian’s first dedicated art museum and opened as the Freer Gallery of Art in 1923.
- Isha’s vision and passion for the arts is expected to accelerate the Smithsonian’s efforts to make their collections and expertise more accessible and compelling and enable better understanding and celebration of Indian and Asian arts and cultures.
- The appointees to the board come to the museum as it prepares for its centennial in 2023—a milestone celebration and a springboard for the museum’s transformative vision for its next century, which will broaden and deepen the museum’s impact and reach, both onsite and online.
Smithsonian Institution fact sheet:
Museum’s “About Us” page with introductory and foundational information:
Museum centennial countdown page:
Introduction to the museum with gallery footage – Relay video:
Museum Year in Review video:
Director bio and photo: