Singaporean Cindy Chua-Tay joins Guggenheim Foundation's board of trustees

Singaporean Cindy Chua-Tay has been appointed to the New York-based Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's board of trustees.

The decision was made at the board's October meeting, according to a news release.

Ms Chua-Tay, who resides in both Singapore and New York, has been a member of the Guggenheim International Director's Council since 2013.

"Ms Chua-Tay is a deeply committed patron of the arts, and we look forward to working with her in her new role on the board," Guggenheim Foundation chairman William L. Mack and its president, Ms Jennifer Blei Stockman, said in the press release.

"The foundation will benefit greatly from her experience serving both established and emerging arts institutions, and she will be especially involved with the Guggenheim's Asian Art Initiative and its forthcoming exhibition projects focused on Asia," they added.

She started her career in fashion and was one of the pioneering members of the National Dance Company before it was established as the Singapore Dance Theatre.

She has actively participated in a wide range of arts and cultural projects. She is currently a patron of an independent non-profit organisation Platform Projects. Based in Singapore, the company is dedicated to supporting contemporary art among growing audiences within the region.

The non-profit Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937 and runs several museums worldwide.