Sascha Priewe is the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships. Previously, Sascha was the Managing Director – Culture Centres at the ROM and before joining the ROM, he was the Curator of Chinese and Korean collections at the British Museum and served as a diplomat in the German Foreign Office. With a PhD in archaeology from the University of Oxford, his research has focused on Chinese art and archaeology, Korean art, museum studies and cultural diplomacy.
Sascha is a Co-Founder of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI). He is also currently cross-appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Toronto, and is an Affiliate Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Sascha also serves on the Board of Directors of ICOM (International Council of Museums) Canada, and is a Senior Fellow of Massey College.