Dr. Elizabeth Sackler is a public historian, arts activist, and American Indian advocate. Dr. Sackler is the founder and president of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation (AIRORF), CEO and President of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, and President of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Dr. Sackler sits on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Washington, D.C., is on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, and formerly sat on the board of the New Mexico Statuary Hall Foundation for the National Statuary Hall Collection at the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Sackler lectures at universities and colleges in Manhattan. At the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Stern School of Business at New York University she addressed the legal, ethical, and moral debates in the museum and art market worlds. She has authored numerous articles for scholarly journals and national magazines on cultural genocide; her chapter, “Calling for a Code of Ethics in the Indian Art Market,” is in Ethics and the Visual Arts (Elaine A. King and Gail Levin, editors, Allworth Press, 2006). As President of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, Dr. Sackler was responsible for gifting the iconic feminist masterpiece, The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, to the Brooklyn Museum in 2002, and establishing its permanent installation venue, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (EASCFA) at the Brooklyn Museum.
Dr. Sackler lives in New York City, is the proud mother of two, Laura Louisell and Michael Sackler-Berner, and is the happy grandmother of Aidan and Madeleine. For more information, please visit: http://www.repatriationfoundation.org.more » « less