The Druk Foundation for Art Preservation was established in 2014 as a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable entity in the USA. Its primary purpose is to support the preservation and conservation of Bhutan’s sacred arts and the activities of the Buddhist Art & Cultural Conservation Centre.
The Foundation serves as the lead international fundraiser for the development and construction of a permanent home for the Buddhist Art & Cultural Conservation Centre.
Our Board of Directors
The Druk Foundation for Art Preservation’s Board of Directors is represented by individuals who deeply care for the arts and culture of Bhutan, and are committed to fostering awareness of art conservation and its significance to the Bhutanese people.
David B. Franklin
Attorney admitted in California and Hawaii and Partner at VLP Law Group LLP.
San Rafael, CA
Terese Tse Bartholomew
Curator Emeritus, Himalayan Art and Chinese Decorative Arts, Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA
Evelina J. Cichy
Vice President of Instruction (retired), Kishwaukee College
Ephraim “Eddie” Jose
Board Member and Founder
Renowned Thangka Conservator, Master Asian Art Conservator and Lecturer
Art Collector and Expert on Philippine Native Plants
Architect, historic building conservator and President of Dearborn Street Design International Co., Ltd.
Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA