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Mark Ellis Powell Jones

Mark Ellis Powell Jones, museum director. Fellow: Royal Society Edinburgh.

Background

  • Jones, Mark Ellis Powell was born on February 5, 1951 in Bogota, Colombia. Son of John Ernest Powell-Jones and Ann Elizabeth (Murray) Paludan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oxford University, 1972. Master of Arts, Courtauld Institute, London, 1974. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University London.

    Career

    • Assistant keeper British Museum, United Kingdom, 1974-1990, keeper of coins and medals United Kingdom, 1990-1992. Director National Museum of Scotland, 1992—2001, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, since 2001. Founder, board directors Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network.

      Honorary professor University Edinburgh. Council member Royal College Art, since 2001. Trustee National Trust, since 2005.

    Works

    • Author: Art of the Medal, 1979, Catalogue of French Medals, 1982, 88. Editor: Fake, 1990, Why Fakes Matter, 1992, Designs on Posterity, 1994.

    Membership

    Fellow: Royal Society Edinburgh.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Camilla Toulmin, September 25, 1983. Children: Sarah, Luke, Agnes, William.
    • father: John Ernest Powell-Jones Paludan
    • mother: Ann Elizabeth (Murray) Paludan
    • spouse: Ann Camilla Toulmin
    • children: Sarah Jones
    • Luke Jones
    • Agnes Jones
    • William Jones
    Mark Ellis Powell Jones
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    Born February 5, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1972
      Oxford University
    • 1974
      Courtauld Institute
    • 1974 - 1990
      Assistant, keeper British Museum
    • 1990 - 1992
      Assistant, keeper British Museum
    • 1992 - 2001
      director, National Museum of Scotland
    • 2001
      director, National Museum of Scotland
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa