Sources from New York stated that Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of the reliance Foundation, has been elected an honorary trustee of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the arts powerhouse of the US.
Announcing her election by the board on tuesday, the museum’s chairman Daniel 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.”
Popularly known as The Met, the museum is a landmark institution on the US displaying tens of thousands of objects covering 5,000 years of art from around the world. Under her leadership, the reliance Foundation has supported several programs at the Met. The museum said in a statement, “Generous with her time and expertise, Mrs Ambani is also a member of The Met’s international Council.” In 2017 she was honored by the museum at The Met Winter Party celebrating the achievements of “those who foster greater diversity and inclusion in the world of art”. She “is especially committed to preserving and promoting India’s art, culture, and heritage”, the Met said.