Neil MacGregor

Writer, Art Historian & Museum Director

Neil MacGregor is an art historian and former museum director. He was the Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015 and Director of the National Gallery in London from 1987 to 2002. His books include A History of the World in 100 Objects, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and was made into a BBC radio series with the British Museum in 2010. In 2012 another BBC radio series, Shakespeare’s Restless World, was broadcast with the accompanying book published in September of that year. The most recent collaboration, Germany: Memories of a Nation, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in autumn 2014 and the accompanying book was published in November.

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