Neil MacGregor


Neil MacGregor (b.1946) studied languages at Oxford, philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and Law in Edinburgh, before reading History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He was the editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1981 to 1987, Director of the National Gallery, London, from 1987 to 2002, and the Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. His books include Germany: Memories of a Nation (2016); Shakespeare’s Restless World(2014) and A History of the World in 100 Objects (2012).