Distinguished friends

John Orna-Ornstein

John Orna-Ornstein is Director of Museums at Arts Council England (ACE), dividing his time between museum development and developing the arts and culture in the south west of England. Prior to joining ACE, he was Head of National Programmes at the British Museum, working with museums and galleries in every part of the UK. His 15 years at the BM included roles ranging from curatorial to education to management and he has also worked in the international development industry.

John is a board member of the Museums Association, International Council of Museums UK and the London Museums Group and was a fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme 2012/13.