Director of Museum Programs
The Historic New Orleans Collection
John H. Lawrence is Director of Museum Programs at the Historic New Orleans Collection, where his is responsible for planning and implementing museum exhibitions, lectures, seminars, and related activities. He is also the head of Curatorial Collections, having oversight of pictorial and object holdings numbering in excess of 500,000 items.
In his 43-year career at The Historic New Orleans Collection, the New Orleans native has held the positions of Curator of Photographs and Senior Curator. Lawrence has written and lectured widely about aspects of contemporary and historic photography, and the administration and preservation of pictorial collections. He has served as principal or guest curator for dozens of exhibitions on a variety of photographic, artistic, and general historical topics. He headed the team of curators working on THNOC's new long-term exhibition on the history of New Orleans's French Quarter.
Lawrence holds degrees in Literature and Art History from Vassar College, and a certificate in museum management from the Getty Leadership Institute, formerly the Museum Management Institute.
Tuesday, May 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM