The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Robinson, Edward (archæologist)

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ROBINSON, Edward, American archæologist: b. Boston, Mass., 1 Nov. 1858. He was graduated at Harvard University in 1879, later spending five years in study in Europe, including 15 months in Greece and three semesters at Berlin. He was curator of classical antiquities at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1885-1902 and director in 1902-05. He became assistant director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1906, and in 1910 succeeded Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke as director. He lectured on archæology at Harvard in 1893-94 and in 1898-1902, and was secretary of the art commission of Boston in 1890-98. He has contributed many articles to periodicals as well as to the Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.