Shangri La enriches the understanding of the arts, cultures and design of Islamic worlds in new and inspiring ways through exhibitions, digital and educational initiatives, public programs and guided tours, and community partnerships. Built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993), Shangri La was inspired by Duke’s extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, and reflects artistic and architectural collections and designs from the regions. Shangri La is a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
The Galleries and Collections Coordinator advances the mission of Shangri La by coordinating and supporting the physical integrity and presentation of the collections and gallery spaces through environmental monitoring, object handling and movement, installations, exhibitions, rotations, and loans. The position reports to the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions and assists the Conservator and the Collections and Digital Assets Manager with initiatives and tasks relating to conservation, curation, and management of Shangri La’s gallery spaces, collections and exhibitions.