Director & CEO, Royal Ontario Museum
|Interview Date: March-12-2013|
|Extraordinary Insights: Stay solid and grounded in what you do. And be clear about what you can control and what you can't control.|
Janet Carding was appointed Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum in 2010 - the first woman appointed to the position of ROM Director and CEO. Carding is responsible for furthering the Museum’s mission, advocating for its ongoing public and private sector support, promoting its research, programs, and collections, and overseeing the management of the Museum’s operations, which include exhibitions, programs, education, visitor services, administration and facilities management.
Prior to joining the ROM, Carding held the position of Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations with the Australian Museum, Sydney, where she led the museum’s exhibitions, websites, and public programs in natural history, science and culture and was a leading contributor to the museum’s Revitalization Project.
A museum professional for over two decades, Carding originally hails from England where she obtained her degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine. Her career in museology began as an entry-level curator with London’s Science Museum, before moving into the areas of exhibition and programs development.