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Adams [née Bishop], Barbara Georgina (1945–2002), archaeologist and museum curator

H. S. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 974 words.

Adams [née Bishop], Barbara Georgina (1945–2002), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 19 February 1945 at Hammersmith Hospital, London, the only child of Charles Bishop, labourer,...

Alexander, William (1767–1816), artist and museum curator

Richard Garnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 977 words.

Alexander, William (1767–1816), artist and museum curator, was born at Maidstone, Kent, on 10 April 1767, one of the three sons and one daughter of Harry Alexander, a coachbuilder. A pencil...

Allen, Joel Asaph

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1419 words.

Allen, Joel Asaph (19 July 1838–29 August 1921), zoologist and museum official, was born near Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joel Allen, a carpenter, housebuilder, and later a...

Angle, Paul McClelland

Michael Perman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1022 words.

Angle, Paul McClelland (25 December 1900–11 May 1975), historian and museum director, was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of John Elmer Angle, a grocer, and Nellie Laverne McClelland....

Anthony, Harold Elmer

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mammalogy; History of Science and Technology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1040 words.

Anthony, Harold Elmer (05 April 1890–29 March 1970), mammalogist, museum curator, and author, was born in Beaverton, Oregon, the son of Alfred Webster Anthony and Anabel Klink. His father,...

Backhouse, Janet Moira (1938–2004), scholar and curator of manuscripts

Michelle P. Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks. 909 words.

Backhouse, Janet Moira (1938–2004), scholar and curator of manuscripts, was born on 8 February 1938 at Marley, 90 Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, the daughter of Joseph Holme Backhouse,...

Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator

Bridget Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1576 words.

Balch, Herbert Ernest (1869–1958), cave explorer and museum curator, was born in St Thomas Street, Wells, Somerset, on 4 November 1869, the second of six children of William Balch,...

Balfour, Henry (1863–1939), museum curator

Hélène La Rue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1388 words.

Balfour, Henry (1863–1939), museum curator, was born at 6 Bedford Villas, Dingwall Road, Croydon, on 11 April 1863, the son of Lewis Balfour (1833–1885), silk broker of Croydon, and Sarah...

Barbour, Thomas

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1192 words.

Barbour, Thomas (19 August 1884–08 January 1946), naturalist and museum director, was born on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, the son of William Barbour and Julia Adelaide Sprague. The...

Barnum, P. T.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Business and Management; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; US Politics; State and Local Government. 2850 words.

Barnum, P. T. (05 July 1810–07 April 1891), showman, was born Phineas Taylor Barnum in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of Philo F. Barnum, a farmer and storekeeper, and Irena Taylor. While...

Barr, Alfred Hamilton, Jr.

Hellmut Wohl.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2343 words.

Barr, Alfred Hamilton, Jr. (28 January 1902–15 August 1981), museum official and art historian, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Alfred Hamilton Barr, Sr., a Presbyterian minister,...

Baur, John I. H.

Julie Mellby.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1025 words.

Baur, John I. H. (09 August 1909–15 May 1987), museum director, curator, and art scholar, was born John Ireland Howe Baur in Woodbridge, Connecticut, the son of Paul V. C. Baur, a Yale...

Bedford, Richard Perry (1883–1967), sculptor and curator

Judith Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 604 words.

Bedford, Richard Perry (1883–1967), sculptor and curator, was born on 15 November 1883 at 4 Chatsworth Terrace, Berner's Hill, Torquay, Devon, the second son of the four children of George...

Bickmore, Albert Smith

Marcus B. Simpson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Education. 1231 words.

Bickmore, Albert Smith (01 March 1839–12 August 1914), educator and museum director, was born in Tenant’s Harbor, St. George, Maine, the son of John Bickmore, a sea captain and shipbuilder,...

Birch, George Henry (1842–1904), architect and museum curator

Margaret Richardson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 722 words.

Birch, George Henry (1842–1904), architect and museum curator, was born on 2 January 1842 in Canonbury, London, the fourth son of Charles Birch and his wife, Emma Eliza Cope. He was...

Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour

Stuart W. Pyhrr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1409 words.

Blair, Claude (1922–2010), museum curator and scholar of arms and armour, was born on 30 November 1922 at Westonby, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, the only child of William...

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Martin R. Kalfatovic.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 936 words.

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme (19 July 1896–24 July 1986), museum administrator and art historian, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Alfred Dohme, an industrial chemist and founder...

Brighton, Albert George [Peter] (1900–1988), palaeontologist and curator

Simon J. Knell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 832 words.

Brighton, Albert George [Peter] (1900–1988), palaeontologist and curator, was born on 29 December 1900 at 13 Conyers Road, Streatham, London, the son of George Freeston Brighton, gardener,...

Buckland [née Morland], Mary (1797–1857), geological artist and curator

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 724 words.

Buckland [née Morland], Mary (1797–1857), geological artist and curator, was born on 20 November 1797 in St Helen's parish, Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest daughter of Benjamin Morland...

Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001), ballet critic and exhibition organizer

John Percival.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1122 words.

Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001), ballet critic and exhibition organizer, was born on 6 August 1916 at Old Cottage, Warcop, Westmorland, the only child of...