Appointed as a Public Scholar to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars

PhD field of study

PhD, Religion - Buddhism, Columbia University

Position Description

Celebrating diverse cultures and welcoming broad constituencies from around the world, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) aims to encourage inquiry and heighten public understanding of the visual world through direct encounters with its preeminent global collections. The MFA’s Art of Asia collection of more than 115,000 objects is highly distinguished and widely regarded as one of the best in the United States. The Buddhist art collections are especially notable and include: superlative holdings of early Japanese paintings and sculpture, extraordinary paintings and monumental stone sculptures from China, rare Korean paintings and metalwork, and a significant assemblage of South and Southeast Asian sculpture. The Buddhism Public Scholar will conduct gallery talks, conceptualize new Buddhist art displays, prepare didactic materials, support the collection’s exhibitions, publications, academic symposia, and public programs efforts, and more.