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Franks, Wollaston, Sir

    Full Name: Franks, Wollaston, Sir

    Other Names:

    • Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1826

    Date Died: 1897

    Place Born: Genève, Switzerland

    Place Died: London, Greater London, England, UK

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): archaeology, Medieval (European), and numismatics

    Career(s): curators


    Numismatist; archaeologist; Keeper of the department of British and Medieval Antiquities and ethnography, British Museum; assembled major collections for the British Museum, responsible for diversify British Museum Collections to non-West (Japanese) porcellains and other areas. He hired the medievalist and later keeper of the department, Ormonde M. Dalton in 1885.


    A. W. Franks: Nineteenth-century Collecting and the British Museum. Marjorie Caygill and John Cherry, eds. London: British Museum Press, 1997. DNB vol. 22 (supplement) 665-668.


    "Franks, Wollaston, Sir." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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