The Indian philanthropist & founder-chairperson of Reliance Foundation is the first from the country to be appointed trustee of the largest art museum in the US
Guwahati: Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, has been named as an honorary trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in the US by the museum's chairman Daniel Brodsky during a board meeting on Tuesday.
With the appointment, Nita has become the first Indian trustee of the museum in its history of nearly 150 years.
Welcoming Nita to the board, Brodsky said, “Mrs Ambani’s commitment to The Met and to preserving and promoting India’s art and culture is truly exceptional. Her support has an enormous impact on the Museum’s ability to study and display art from every corner of the world."
Nita said, “It has been deeply rewarding for me over the past several years to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art in its desire to expand and enhance its program of exhibiting the arts of India. I have been moved and impressed by The Met’s keen interest, which enables our commitment to seeing Indian art and culture represented on the global platform. This great distinction inspires me to redouble my efforts on behalf of India’s heritage, from the ancient to the contemporary.”
Earlier in 2017, the museum honoured Nita at The Met Winter Party, an event celebrating the achievements of those who foster greater diversity and inclusion in the world of art.