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editor , Museum official , writer

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 (England) University, 1964;Bachelor of Science, Oxford (England) University, 1965;Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1969;Doctor of Science, Oxford (England) University, 1994.

Career

Science officer, British Museum, London, 1966-1969;senior science officer, British Museum, London, 1969-1975;principal science officer, British Museum, London, 1975-1981;head conservation, British Museum, London, 1981-1985;keeper of conservation, British Museum, London, since 1985. Member numerous committees relating to conservation of antiquities. Advisory editor Butterworth/Heinemann, Oxford, since 1990.

Chester Beatty lecturer RoyalSoc. Arts, London, 1982; honorary research fellow University College, London, 1992. M. Victor Leventritt lecturer Harvard University Art Museum, 1996.

Forbes Prizelectr. to International Institute for Conservation, 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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

child:
William Guy Oddy

child:
Frances Sarah Oddy