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Royal BC Museum CEO Awarded CBE

Professor Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal BC Museum was appointed CBE – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The CBE is an honour awarded for commitment, leadership and distinguished service in a chosen field. (Alt: The CBE recognizes and rewards a prominent national and leading role in regional affairs, through a highly distinguished, innovative contribution in a chosen field.)

The Order of the British Empire is the order of chivalry of British democracy. Valuable service is the only criterion for the award. The presentation of the CBE will be held at a future date yet to be announced.
In addition to his duties at the Royal BC Museum, Professor Jack Lohman holds the position of Chair for the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland and is Professor in Museum Development at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway. He was previously Director of the Museum of London (2002-2012), where he led a £20 million redevelopment of the Museum’s Galleries of Modern London and the creation of the Museum of London Docklands.

Previously, Lohman was Chief Executive of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa, (1999-2002), an organization consisting of 15 national museums. He was Chairman of ICOM (the International Council of Museums) UK (2002-2008) and a member of the UK National Commission to UNESCO (2002-2010). He is editor in chief of UNESCO’s Museums and Diversity series. Jack studied History of Art at the University of East Anglia and Architecture at the Freien Universitat in Berlin. He has received doctorates from the Polish University in London (PUNO) and Westminster University, London. –

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