Ben Rawlingson Plant

As Deputy Director, Global Public Affairs and Communications, Rawlingson Plant provides strategic oversight of and direction to all aspects of Guggenheim global communications. He also guides reputation management and represents the institution globally in support of the Guggenheim Foundation’s initiatives.

Prior to joining the Guggenheim, Rawlingson Plant spent 19 years with Brunswick Group, an international strategic advisory firm. where he directed a global team as Managing Partner, Brunswick Arts, and developed the agency’s cultural business in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. He has overseen crisis management and strategy development for organizations such as the Brooklyn Museum and the Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles, and led a successful repositioning campaign for the Armory Show. He has supervised communications campaigns for numerous high-profile arts projects, including the V&A’s British Galleries, Art Dubai, the Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Rawlingson Plant is a trustee of Camden Arts Centre; founder and chair of the Helen Scott Lidgett Award; an advisor to the environmental arts program Project Pressure, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the architecture and design nonprofit The World Around. He regularly lectures on cultural strategy at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and New York, and the University of Zurich. Before joining Brunswick Arts in 2001, Rawlingson Plant held positions at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and Tate.

He earned a Master of Arts degree in art history from University of St. Andrews.

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