Directors and Principal Librarians of the British Museum

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  1. Anthony Panizzi

    Anthony Panizzi

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    Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi (16 September 1797 – 8 April 1879), better known as Anthony Panizzi, was a naturalised British librarian of Italian birth and an Italian patriot.


  2. Charles Morton (librarian)

    Charles Morton (librarian)

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    British, Scientist

  3. David M. Wilson

    David M. Wilson

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    Director of the British Museum

  4. Edward Augustus Bond

    Edward Augustus Bond

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    Sir Edward Augustus Bond KCB (31 December 1815 – 2 January 1898) was an English librarian.


  5. Edward Maunde Thompson

    Edward Maunde Thompson

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    British palaeographer and librarian

  6. Frank Francis

    Frank Francis

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    Sir Frank Chalton Francis KCB (5 October 1901 – 15 September 1988) was an English academic librarian and curator. Almost all his working life was at the British Museum, first as an assistant keeper in the department of printed books, and later as secretary of the museum, keeper of printed books and, between 1959 and 1968, director and principal librarian of the museum.


  7. Frederic G. Kenyon

    Frederic G. Kenyon

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    Sir Frederic George Kenyon, GBE, KCB, TD, FBA, FSA (15 January 1863 – 23 August 1952) was a British palaeographer and biblical and classical scholar. He occupied from 1889 to 1931 a series of posts at the British Museum. He was also the president of the British Academy from 1917 to 1921, and from 1918 to 1952 he was Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod.


  8. George Francis Hill

    George Francis Hill

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    Sir George Francis Hill KCB (1867–1948) was the Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum (1931–1936). He was a specialist in Renaissance medals.


  9. Gowin Knight

    Gowin Knight

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    British, Scientist

  10. Henry Ellis

    Henry Ellis

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    English librarian

  11. John Forsdyke

    John Forsdyke

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    Sir (Edgar) John Forsdyke KCB (12 September 1883 – 3 December 1979) was Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum from 1936 to 1950.


  12. John Pope-Hennessy

    John Pope-Hennessy

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    British art historian

  13. John Winter Jones

    John Winter Jones

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    British museum director

  14. John Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden

    John Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden

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    Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

  15. Joseph Planta (librarian)

    Joseph Planta (librarian)

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    Swiss, Scientist

  16. Matthew Maty

    Matthew Maty

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    Dutch, Writer

  17. Neil MacGregor

    Neil MacGregor

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    Scottish, Historian

  18. Robert Anderson (museum director)

    Robert Anderson (museum director)

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    British chemist

  19. T. D. Kendrick

    T. D. Kendrick

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    British archaeologist and art historian