Professor Jack Lohman CBE

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Jack Lohman brings extensive experience working with renowned, international cultural institutions and a wide body of knowledge on museum and archives studies. Prior to joining the Royal BC Museum in 2012, Jack was the Director of the Museum of London, a post he held since 2002. There he led the £20million ($32 million Cdn) redevelopment of the Museum’s Galleries of Modern London which opened in May 2010. From 1999-2002, Jack was the CEO of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, an organization consisting of 15 national museums including the South African Museum, the South African Maritime Museum and the South African National Gallery.

Jack Lohman was educated at the University of East Anglia where he studied History of Art. He was awarded a scholarship to read Architecture at the Freien Universitat in Berlin and later obtained an MA at the University of Manchester. He went on to win a British Council Fellowship Award to study Architecture and Conservation in Warsaw, Poland. He has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Westminster, London (PUNO) and East Anglia.

Jack is a board member and a former Chairman of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland and an advisor to the State of Qatar on the Mshereib Heritage Quarter. He is Professor in Museum Design and Communication at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Norway and Editor in Chief of UNESCO’s publication series Museums and Diversity. He is former Chairman of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) UK 2002-2008, and a former board member of the UK National Commission for UNESCO Culture Committee 2002-2010.

Jack Lohman is a member of the Executive Board of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canadian Museums Association and the BC Achievement Foundation. He is also a board member of the National Museum in Warsaw, the City of Warsaw Museum and the European Academy of Museums. He is an editor of the journal, Museum Worlds, New York.

Jack Lohman was awarded the CBE in 2012. He received the Bene Merito Medal from Poland’s Foreign Minister in 2011 for services to Poland and was honoured by the Prime Minister of Rwanda in 2010 for his services to Rwanda.


University of East Anglia, History of Art (Honours, 1979)

University of Manchester, MA

Honourary Doctorates:

University of Westminster (2008)

University of London (2009)

University of East Anglia (2013)

Areas of Interest

Global agendas

Museum design & architecture

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