Dr. Emily J. Sano
Emily J. Sano is the emeritus director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (1996-2008) and a specialist in Japanese art. She received her doctorate from Columbia University, and she held curatorial andadministrative positions at the Kimbell Art Museum (1979-1989) and the Dallas Museum of Art (1989-1992). Dr. Sano’s credits include several important exhibitions and catalogues at the institutions she served, and theacquisition of many distinguished works of art to their collections. In San Francisco, she oversaw the move ofthe Asian Art Museum from Golden Gate Park to its present location in the city’s Civic Center. As aconsultant, she developed and managed a private collection, and she has served on numerous boards andcommittees that promote the study and appreciation of Asian art.