Remembering Sir Ralph Kohn

We were deeply saddened to receive news of the passing of Sir Ralph Kohn, on 14 November 2016.

Sir Ralph Kohn was well known as an innovator in the pharmaceutical industry, an accomplished baritone, and a generous philanthropist. He set up the Kohn Foundation supporting medical, scientific, artistic, and humanitarian causes and organisations, and we were delighted that he also agreed to be one of the first distinguished friends of the Migration Museum Project. Ralph was a pivotal supporter of the Migration Museum Project, contributing financially both to our ‘Great Minds’ series of discussions, which shone a spotlight on the contribution that migrants have made to British intellectual life, and also to our Germans in Britain exhibition, memorably opened at the German Historical Institut by Neil MacGregor, then director of the British Museum. Ralph’s personal enthusiasm, energy and generosity will be sorely missed by us at the Migration Museum Project, as well as by a very much wider public whose lives he touched in so many ways.