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William Andrew Oddy

William Andrew Oddy was museum official, writer, editor. Decorated officer Order British Empire. President International Institute for Conservation of History and Artistic Works, 2001-2007; trustee Anna Plowden Trust, 1998—2006, Gabo Trust, since 2002. Fellow Society Antiquaries London, International Institute for Conservation, Worshipful Company Goldsmiths (freeman), also other archaeology and museum conservation organizations.

Background

  • Oddy, William Andrew was born on January 6, 1942 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Son of William Tingle and Hilda Florence (Dalby) Oddy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1964. Bachelor of Science, Oxford University, England, 1965. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1969.

      Doctor of Science, Oxford University, England, 1994.

    Career

    • Science officer British Museum, London, 1966-1969, senior science officer, 1969-1975, principal science officer, 1975-1981, head conservation, 1981-1985, keeper of conservation, 1985—2002. Retired

      Advisory editor Butterworth/Heinemann, Oxford, since 1990. Chester Beatty lecturer Royal Society Arts, London, 1982.

      Honorary research fellow University College, London, 1992-2001. M. Victor Leventritt lecturer Harvard University Art Museum, 1996. Forbes Prize lecturer to International Institute for Conservation, 1996.

    Works

    • Author, editor: The Art of the Conservator, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    President International Institute for Conservation of History and Artistic Works, 2001-2007. Trustee Anna Plowden Trust, 1998—2006, Gabo Trust, since 2002. Fellow Society Antiquaries London, International Institute for Conservation, Worshipful Company Goldsmiths (freeman), also other archaeology and museum conservation organizations.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, church architecture.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Anne Whitaker, August 4, 1965. Children: William Guy, Frances Sarah.
    • father: William Tingle Oddy
    • mother: Hilda Florence (Dalby) Oddy
    • spouse: Patricia Anne Whitaker
    • children: William Guy Oddy
    • Frances Sarah Oddy
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    Born January 6, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Oxford University
    • 1965
      Oxford University
    • 1969
      Oxford University
    • 1994
      Oxford University
    • 1966 - 1969
      Science officer, British Museum
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1985 - 2002
      Science officer, British Museum
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