Wallis Annenberg joins MoCA board
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ board of trustees is now 52 members strong with the recent addition of philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and Belgian developer Laurent Degryse. According to MoCA, the figure is double what it was in 2009, when nine members fled the museum in the midst of tremendous financial strain. The budget crisis was ultimately eased by a $30m grant from Eli Broad, the museum’s first chairman. Annenberg has led her family’s foundation since 2009. Started by her father, publishing giant Walter Annenberg, the foundation provides funding and support to non-profit organisations throughout the world. She is also a MoMA board member.