THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES RUTH YONE TAMURA AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM SERVICES BOARD The President today announced his intention to nominate Ruth Yone
Tamura to serve as a member of the National Museum Services Board.
Ruth Yone Tamura, of Honolulu, Hawaii, has extensive experience in the cultural arts and museum field. She is currently Deputy Director of Hawaii's Plantation Village at Waipahu Cultural Garden Park in Waipahu, Hawaii. From 1994-1995, Ms. Tamura was Gallery Director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii in Honolulu. From 1992-1994, she was a program specialist at the Judiciary History Center and a Project Director for the Hawaii Museums Association. She has served as a Project Director of the Hawaii Moving Image Preservation Project and an Associate Producer at the Hawaii State Public Broadcasting Authority. Ms. Tamura was elected to the position of regional board representative to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Museums and was a state representative and at-large member of the Western Museum Association and the Hawaii Museums Association. Concurrently, Ms. Tamura served as a consultant to the Hawaii State Department of Transportation. Ms. Tamura earned a B.A. degree and a M.A. degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from Mills College.
The National Museum Services Board is responsible for reviewing the activities of the Institute of Museum Services which is located within the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, the board provides financial assistance and encourages museums in their educational role.