Louvre Museum to Create Elahé Mir-Djalali Omidyar Fund to Underwrite New Program

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NEW YORK, NY.- American Friends of the Louvre announced that it has received a $3 million grant through the generosity of Pierre Omidyar, a member of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute’s Board of Directors and the founder and Chairman of eBay Inc. The grant will be used to create an endowment fund that will support educational and scholarly programs on Persian art and culture. The fund will be named after founder, Chair and President of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, Dr. Elahé Mir-Djalali Omidyar. Income from the Elahé Mir-Djalali Omidyar Fund will support educational programs dedicated to Persian art and culture from antiquity to today, presented at or in collaboration with the Louvre, including special exhibitions, installations, conferences, and publications. The Louvre will also draw upon the Fund to create “Elahé Mir-Djalali Omidyar Fellowships” for outstanding scholars engaged in research and publications on