In spring of 2020, Lisa Making became the Executive Director of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Canada. She did so after leading the museum’s exhibit and communications teams for close to a decade.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (RTMP) is set in the dramatic landscape of the Alberta Badlands, one of the richest dinosaur fossil regions in the world.
Lisa Making has worked in and around museums for over 20 years in several countries.
She is an active member of the cultural community and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Museums Association and the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site.
In her time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Lisa has led the construction of a $9.3 million facility expansion, the redevelopment of over 30 exhibits, and led a communications strategy that facilitated a 24% increase in attendance in five years. Now, the Museum averages 430,000 visitors from 150 countries every year.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Museum Studies master’s program. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in History and Physical Anthropology from Memorial University of Newfoundland.