Edward Robinson (curator)

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Edward Robinson (curator)
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Photo by Paul Thompson
Born November 1, 1858
Boston
Died 1931
Nationality American

Edward Robinson (November 1, 1858 in Boston – 1931) was an American writer and authority on art.

Biography

He graduated from Harvard in 1879, and spent the following five years in study, especially in Greece (15 months) and in Berlin (3 semesters), devoting his attention chiefly to archaeology. From 1895 to 1902, he was curator of classical antiquities in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and beginning in 1902 was director of the museum for three years. He became assistant director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1906, and succeeded Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke as director in 1910. He lectured on archaeology at Harvard in 1893-94 and in 1898-1902, and was secretary of the Art commission of Boston in 1890-98. He prepared catalogues and contributed many articles on art and archæological subjects for magazines. He was a member of many learned societies.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Caspar Purdon Clarke
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Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1910–1931
Succeeded by
Herbert Eustis Winlock