Konrad Ng is the executive director of Shangri La in Honolulu, Hawaii – a museum for learning about the global culture of Islamic art and design through exhibitions, digital and educational initiatives, public tours and programs, and community partnerships.
The museum creates opportunities for positive and progressive narrative change, inspiring the public with the creativity of Islamic cultures.
Before joining Shangri La in 2016, Konrad was the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Center in Washington, DC, and a former professor in the University of Hawaii’s Academy for Creative Media.
Konrad was also the first curator of film and video at the Honolulu Museum of Arts and earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii, a master’s degree in cultural, social and political thought from the University of Victoria and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and ethnic studies from McGill University.
In an alternate universe, Konrad would be a competitive eater.