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William Edwards Metcalf

William Edwards Metcalf, museum curator, educator. National Education Association fellow for museum professionals, 1978; member Institute for Advanced Study, 1988-1989.

Background

  • Metcalf, William Edwards was born on December 16, 1947 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of George Ellington and Ruthanne (Schnitzler) Metcalf.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1969. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Studies (Horace H. Rackham prize fellow), University Michigan, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant curator Roman and Byzantine coins American Numismatic Society, New York City, 1973-1975, associate curator, 1975-1978, curator, deputy chief curator, 1978-1979, chief curator, 1979-2000, honorary curator, since 2000. Professor classics Yale University, since 2002, curator coins and medals Art Gallery, since 2002. Adjunct professor art history and archaeology Columbia University, 1978-1997, adjunct professor classics, 1998.

      Adjunct professor history, 1993. Adjunct professor classics New York University, 1996, 2000-2001, Princeton University, 1999, Bryn Mawr College, 2000. Visiting professor classics New York University, 2001-2002.

      Curator of coins and medals Yale University Art Gallery, adjunct professor classics, since 2002.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow American Numismatic Society (life), Society Antiquaries London. Member Royal Numismatic Society, American Philological Association (subcommittee on classical bibliography 1979-1989), Archaeol. Institute American (executive committee New York 1976-1980, chairman numismatics committee since 2000), Columbia University Seminar on Classical Civilization, International Numismatic Commission (1st vice president 1997-2003).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Mary Finn, May 21, 1972 (annulled 1984). 1 son, Daniel F.; Married Jane Salinger, October 26, 1991. 1 child, Lydia Qiao Salinger.
    • father: George Ellington Metcalf
    • mother: Ruthanne (Schnitzler) Metcalf
    • spouses: Margaret Mary Finn
    • Jane Salinger
    • child: Lydia Qiao Salinger Metcalf
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    Born December 16, 1947
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      University Michigan
    • 1970
      University Michigan
    • 1973
      University Michigan
    • 1973 - 1975
      Assistant, curator Roman and Byzantine coins American Numismatic Society
    • 1978 - 1979
      Assistant, curator Roman and Byzantine coins American Numismatic Society
    • 1979
      Assistant, curator Roman and Byzantine coins American Numismatic Society
    • 2002
      professor, classics Yale University
    • 2002
      professor, classics Yale University
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