Director A.C.H.P. Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Paul Michael Taylor is the Director of the Smithsonian’s Asian Cultural History Program, and serves as Curator of Asian, European, and Middle Eastern Ethnology. He has written or edited numerous books and scholarly articles on the ethnography, ethnobiology, languages, and art of Asia. He has also curated twenty-one museum exhibitions. He has worked closely with many individuals and community organizations to establish “Heritage” projects at the Smithsonian, including the Sikh Heritage project, founded in February 2000. Its flagship exhibition, “Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab,” first opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on July 24, 2004.