“Jack pioneers a vision that is at once practical and illuminating, but at its core international. Going beneath the surface of museums, he offers a fresh perspectives, opening our eyes to our fears and our dreams.” – Elaine Heumann Gurian, senior museum consultant.
“Jack’s writing style brings a fresh and original perspective to museums – always optimistic, always contemplative – that can help us re-imagine our future.” – Alissandra Cummins, director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and chair of the UNESCO Executive Council.
“Jack Lohman is one of the few museum directors to have worked in the northern and southern hemispheres with the experience and imagination to understand the issues confronting museums today.” – W. Richard West Jr, president of the Autry National Center of the American West and founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian.
About the Author
Jack Lohman is chief executive officer of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria and professor in museum design at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway. Before coming to Canada, he was chairman of the National Museum in Warsaw, director of the Museum of London and chief executive officer of Iziko Museums of Cape Town.
“Much of what I do is giving direction and coaching people in museums along new paths of thinking, and challenging them to explore new directions in dealing with collaboration. These essays are reflections on journeys to and sojourning in museums around the world.” – Jack Lohman