Freer Director Lodge Dies

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Summary

John Ellerton Lodge, director of the Freer Gallery of Art since 1920, dies. As the first head of the Freer Gallery, he sponsored the development of the museum and expansion of its collections and encouraged language education and field work.

Subject

  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1943. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1943, p. 45.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 29, 1942

Topic

  • Field Work
  • Management
  • Art muesums
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Deaths
  • Museum directors
  • Art museums
  • Museums--Employees
  • Management--Museums

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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