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Lindsay, Daryl

    Full Name: Lindsay, Daryl

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Australia


    Director of the National Gallery, Victoria, Australia. Gave Ursula Hoff her postion as curator of prints and drawings. The then director of the National Gallery of Victoria, J. S. McDonald, made it clear that there would be no chance of employment for a German Jewish refugee during his directorship. All this changed when Sir Keith Murdoch became chairman of the Trustees. He appointed Daryl Lindsay as director and, in 1942, Hoff was appointed assistant keeper of prints and drawings, giving a series of important and exciting public lectures on European art history. In 1946, again with sponsorship from Sir Keith Murdoch, the Herald Chair of Fine Arts was founded at the University of Melbourne. The first professor was Joseph Burke, an Irishman whose field of expertise was English 18th-century art. Hoff had a part-time position as a visiting lecturer in this new department. “


    Anderson, Jaynie. “Ursula Hoff: Intellectual Who left her Imprint.” The Australian January 20, 2005. p. 12


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