Events and

Museum: Being Relevant

24 November 2019 at 10:00 AM
Bahrain National Museum
Lecture’s Language in English

Henry S. Kim is Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.  He joined the Museum in 2012 and was responsible for building the Museum’s professional team and public program strategy in preparation for its opening in September 2014. An ancient historian and classical archaeologist by training, Mr. Kim joined the Aga Khan Museum from the University of Oxford where he taught, curated collections and managed capital projects at the Ashmolean Museum from 1994 to 2012. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he served as curator of Greek coins and university lecturer in Greek numismatics at the university. From 2004 to 2011, he was the Project Director for the Ashmolean Redevelopment Project, a £70 million redevelopment and transformation of the museum. Most recently, he was Director of the University Engagement Program, a three-year project sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aimed at expanding the use of the museum’s collections in teaching across the University.