Arthur MacGregor

Arthur MacGregor is a British academic and author, "who largely invented the idea of the history of museums".[1]

MacGregor has spent most of his career at the Ashmolean Museum, before his appointment as director of the Society of Antiquaries.[2]

He has been president of the Society for the History of Natural History since 2015, when he succeeded Hugh Torrens.[2]

Clayton is a member of the British government's Treasure Valuation Committee.


  1. "Curiosity And Enlightenment, by Arthur MacGregor". 18 March 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. "A message from SHNH President, Professor Arthur MacGregor - Society for the History of Natural History". Retrieved 29 August 2017.
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