Over a distinguished thirty-five year career, Dr. Lilly Koltun’s inspiring leadership has animated major national cultural initiatives, including the foundation of the Portrait Gallery of Canada. Concurrently, she has fashioned a unique career as an eloquent speaker, an insightful consultant and teacher in art history and cultural management, and a stimulating author.

Asked what the future holds, Lilly says her new road is that of an artist, a writer, and a supporter of the creativity and stories of Canadians.

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Member, Ottawa Art Gallery Board of Directors

University of Ottawa
Chair, City of Ottawa 20/20 Arts and Heritage Plan Renewal Steering Committee

Carleton University
Carleton University Adjunct Research Professor, Art History

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Video Testimonials

Ruth Phillips, international scholar of Canadian aboriginal art, video © 2010 Martin Lajoie

John Cook, architect, video © 2010 Martin Lajoie

Melissa Rombout, independent art scholar, video © 2010 Martin Lajoie

Merilyn Read, two-time Gemini Award-winning filmmaker, video © 2010 Martin Lajoie

Jerry Grey, artist, video © 2010 Martin Lajoie