Professor Michael Kauffmann FBA
History of Art
- UK Emeritus Fellow
Prof. C.Michael Kauffmann (FBA 1987. Emeritus) Born in Frankfurt in 1931, migrated to Burnley, Lancashire, in 1938. Educated at Clitheroe Grammar School (1940-43), St Paul's School, Berks, and then London (1943-48), Merton College, Oxford (Postmaster) (1950-53), BA Modern History. Warburg Institute, University of London, (1953-57), Junior Research Fellow. Ph.D. History of Art, 1957. Career: Assistant, Warburg Institute Photographic Collection, 1957-58; Manchester City Art Gallery, Asst. Keeper, 1958-60; Victoria and Albert Museum, Dept. of Prints & Drawings and Paintings, Asst. Keeper, 1960-75, Keeper 1975-85. Asst. to the Director, 1963-66. Lecturer, University of Chicago, Spring semester 1969. Director Courtauld Institue of Art and Professor of History of Art, University of London, 1985-95. Member of various committees including that of the NACF (later Art Fund), 1987-2005.