Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 28, 2009 13:30 ET

Appointment to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Katharine A. Lochnan as a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

"Ms. Lochnan will bring her extensive knowledge of the arts and museums to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board," said Minister Moore. "I am confident that the Board will benefit greatly from the experience Ms. Lochnan has acquired working for major art institutions, both in Canada and abroad."

Since 2005, Ms. Lochnan has served as Deputy Director of Research and the R. Fraser Elliott Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has extensive experience acquired at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the British Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Ms. Lochnan teaches at York University and regularly takes part in various conferences and symposiums. A co-founder of the Master Print and Drawing Society of Ontario, Ms. Lochnan has been a member of several boards of directors, including those of the London House Association of Canada and Opera Atelier. Ms. Lochnan has a Doctorate in Art History from the University of London, in England.

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board's mandate is to make determinations regarding the outstanding significance and national importance of cultural assets under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. It is also responsible for determining the fair market value of items donated to Canadian organizations such as libraries, archives and museums. In addition, the Board reviews appeals of applications for cultural property export permits that have been denied.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca