He is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery, Library and Archives (www.glenbow.org) Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a position he held from 1989-2000. Prior to his Glenbow appointment, Janes was the founding Director of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre from1976 to1986 (http://www.pwnhc.ca/ ), and the founding Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories from1986-1989 (http://nwtresearch.com/ ), both in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. He earned a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary.
He began his career as an archaeologist in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories and continues to work with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. He was given a traditional Blackfoot First Nations name in 1995.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
1. The design, organization and management of museums, including organizational change and innovation.
2. The role and responsibilities of museums as social institutions, including the museum’s role in enhancing the quality of life by addressing community issues, interests and aspirations.
3. The repatriation of indigenous material culture, with particular reference to the First Nations of North America.