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Philip Brome Rylands

Philip Brome Rylands, museum director, art historian. Member Circolo Dell'Unione, Ateneo Veneto, Garrick Club.


  • Rylands, Philip Brome was born on December 29, 1950 in London, England. Son of James Wolferstan and Diana Elizabeth (Goldson) Rylands.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cambridge (England) University, 1973. Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1981.


    • Administrator Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 1979-1986, deputy director Italy, 1986-2000. Director, since 2000. Secretary-treasurer International Torcello Committee, 1979-1983.

      Venice secretary Venice in Peril Fund, England, 1974-1983, member executive committee, since 1979. Lecturer University Maryland Overseas Division, 1974-1981. Overseas lecturer architect University Virginia, 1978-1997.

      Adjunct district professor University Virginia, 1998-1999.


    • Author: Palma il Vecchio, 1988, Palma Vecchio, 1991. Co-author: (with Enzo di Martino) Flying the Flag for Art, 1995. Editor: (with Sir Ashley Clarke) Restoring Venice: The Church of the Madonna dell'Orto, 1977.

      Contributor articles to professional journals and catalogs.


    Denomination: Anglican


    Member Circolo Dell'Unione, Ateneo Veneto, Garrick Club.


    • Married Jane Ann Turner, November 25, 1972. 1 child, Augustus James George.
    • father: James Wolferstan Rylands
    • mother: Diana Elizabeth (Goldson) Rylands
    • spouse: Jane Ann Turner
    • child: Augustus James George Rylands
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    Born December 29, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1975
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1981
      Cambridge (England) University
    • 1979 - 1986
      Administrator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
      Venice, Illinois, United States