Having worked for some of the world's greatest museums-in London, Cape Town and Warsaw-Jack Lohman, chief executive of the Royal BC Museum, incorporated his particular expertise as a professor of museum design to share his views in essays about how best to adapt museums to changing times with Museums at the Crossroads? (RBCM 2013) $19.95) 978-0-7726-6698-7

"The Klondike gold fields are a silent backdrop to Bill Reid's choice of gold as a material," claims Jack Lohman in Treasures of the Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives (RBCM 2015), a lavishly illustrated coffee table book with sub-sections by Steven Point, Martha Black, Richard J. Hebda, Grant Keddie and Gary Mitchell. "That is what museums are good at--we encourage visitors to make these connections, to leap over time like a Killer Whale, to weave a rich tapestry of history out of a single display." $39.95 978-0-7726-6830-1

CEO Jack Lohman's third book under his Victoria museum's imprint, Great Expectations: Reflections on Museums and Canada (RBCM 2019 $14.95) shares his belief that museums must become reflect and promote "big-picture ideas" to contribute to societal progress regarding issues such as Indigenization, globabization, migration and loss of biodiversity. Lohman cites the successes and failures of the Royal B.C. Museum and proposes Canada could become a safe haven for cultural artifacts "imperilled" around the world. 9780772673039

[BCBW 2019]