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Commission and Foundation

The Commission consists of 27 members, nominated by the Commission but subject to the Mayor’s approval. 
The Commission has always adhered to a policy of broad representation of the community in its membership and is considered a role model in this respect. Commissioners serve a three-year term which may be renewed for a second consecutive term. Exceptional circumstances permit renewal for a third term.

In recognition of the importance of each Board member’s commitment to the Museum, Commissioners and Trustees are requested to provide leadership support in raising and contributing funds. Commissioners and Trustees will make personal financial commitments that are seen to be at or near the top of the individual’s capacity to give.

In 2003, the Asian Art Museum began a new era with its move to San Francisco’s Civic Center. The voters of San Francisco approved a bond measure providing partial funding for renovation and seismic retrofitting of the building formerly occupied by the main branch of the public library. The Museum’s Commissioners and Trustees generously donated time and money to complete the fundraising. The Museum was fortunate to secure the services of Gaetana Aulenti, best known for the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, as Chief Architect for the renovation. Her vision for the new building transformed the Old Main Library into a fitting home for San Francisco’s most precious asset: the world-renowned collections of the Asian Art Museum.


  • Commissioners

  • Chair
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Vice Chairs
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Secretary
  • James D. Marver
  • Treasurer
  • Anthony Sun
  • Commissioners
  • Edwin L. Berkowitz
  • Kathy Bissinger
  • William Mathews Brooks
  • Alexander D. Calhoun
  • Selina Gaw Cha
  • Julia K. Cheng
  • Carmen Colet
  • Joan Danforth
  • Virginia M. Foo
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • C. N. Keating
  • Bill S. Kim
  • S. Timothy Kochis
  • Chong-Moon Lee
  • David Y. Lei
  • Alexandra Lenehan
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • James D. Marver
  • Maura B. Morey
  • Nanci E. Nishimura
  • Anthony Sun
  • Lucy Sun (not yet sworn-in)
  • Jane Chang Tom
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Brenda Wright
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Foundation Trustees

  • Chair
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • President
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Vice Presidents
  • Robert L. Duffy
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Lucy Sun
  • Secretary
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • Treasurer
  • Anthony Sun
  • Trustees
  • Betty N. Alberts
  • Ellen Burstein Bauch
  • Richard Beleson
  • Richard C. Blum
  • William K. Bowes, Jr.
  • Eliza Cash
  • Jamie Chen
  • Bill (Willard G.) Clark
  • Lloyd E. Cotsen
  • Dixon R. Doll
  • Robert L. Duffy
  • Fred Eychaner
  • Mimi Gardner Gates
  • Sarah P. Hambrecht
  • Robert Y. C. Ho
  • Ronald N. Hoge
  • Sung-Jin Ingriselli
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Stephen Kahng
  • S. Timothy Kochis
  • Barry Lam
  • Chong-Moon Lee
  • Ming Lee
  • Linda Lei, Ex Officio
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • Kumar Malavalli
  • Kevin J. Martin
  • Constance C. Miller
  • Maggie Y. Mui
  • Hiromitsu Ogawa
  • Masashi Oka
  • Suno Kay Osterweis
  • Carl F. Pascarella
  • David Chun-Yee Pong
  • Leslie Tang Schilling
  • Komal Shah
  • Merrill Randol Sherwin
  • Anthony Sun
  • Lucy Sun
  • Ann Tanenbaum
  • Ina Goodwin Tateuchi
  • Alice Trinkl, Ex Officio
  • Robert Tsao
  • Nicholas Unkovic
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Kenneth P. Wilcox
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Honorary Trustees
  • Nan Tucker McEvoy