Dr. Pheroza J. Godrej
Dr. Pheroza J. Godrej is an art historian and a PhD in Ancient Indian Culture. In 1971, she founded the Cymroza Art Gallery and authored publications and curated highly-acclaimed exhibitions for leading National and International Museums. Dr. Godrej is the Chairperson of the Godrej Archives Council. The Godrej Archives not only preserve knowledge but are also actively used for disseminating the information.
As a member of the Apex Committee of the National Gallery of Modern Art and former Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, her valuable contribution enhanced the cultural fabric of the city and was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Dr. Godrej also serves as a trustee of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Impact India Foundation and Sea Cadet Corp India. She is Chairperson of the Museum Society of Mumbai, which stimulates interest in art and culture among the general public.
As President Emeritus of the National Society of the Friends of the Trees (F.o.T), she has been instrumental in raising awareness about the importance of trees. Through various plantation drives and nature trails, F.o.T. has played a significant role in bringing attention to the reducing green cover in Mumbai.
Earlier, she was the former Vice-President of the Bombay Natural History Society and helped raise money through art for the BNHS. Dr. Godrej is of the view that it is essential to bring in the younger generation, the likes of students and faculty of Botany and Zoology, to ensure a sustainable future.