Former Museum Director awarded CBE
19 June 2012
The former Director of the Museum of London, Professor Jack Lohman, has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2012.
David Spence, Interim Director of the Museum of London, said:
“On behalf of the Museum we would like to warmly congratulate Professor Lohman on his award. Jack arrived at the Museum of London a decade ago with a vision – to create an inspiring world class visitor destination. And that ambition has been wonderfully realised in projects including the new Galleries of Modern London, a state of the art centre for learning, and most recently, our record breaking Dickens and London exhibition. Jack Lohman's legacy of dynamism, energy, and commitment will continue to drive the Museum as we embark on our exciting future."
Professor Jack Lohman joined the Museum of London in 2002. During that time, he led opening of the Museum of London Docklands, took a lead role in the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council’s London Renaissance programme, and oversaw the transfer of the Museum of London Archaeology into a separate independent charity. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal British Columbia Museum on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Sharon Ament will take up the post as the Museum of London’s new Director in September 2012. Sharon is currently Director of Public Engagement at the Natural History Museum and is responsible for all of its interface with the public.
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