William Johnston

 
William Johnston

born 1936
from Baltimore

11 Stories

2.9 min
After a trip to Rome William's stepmother kept a secret that revealed itself only on the day of her funeral...
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3.5 min
William talks about his choice of studies. He was always interested in archeology but ended up studing politics and economy. Thanks to a girl with pretty ankles he found his way back to art history and archeolo...
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2.1 min
The father of Henry Walters, William, started to collect the art that later became a part of Walters Art Museum collection. He and his wife travelled to Italy and William, the curator of the museum, tells about...
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6.7 min
There were some significant changes in the curatorial work over the years. For example, the curators don't have to put the paintings on the walls like they once did. William speaks about his job and the changes...
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4.6 min
William speaks about the changes in organising and presenting the exhibitions at the Walters Art Museum from the 1930s until today.
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5.2 min
After an informal visit to Baltimore and to the Walters Art Museum, William was hired there as an assistant director. He tells the history of the museum and its collections.
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1.4 min
William lived in Montreal in the 1960s. It was the time of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. He remembers that the shop owners started speaking French instead of English...
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8.7 min
William was just hired as an assistant curator at Metropolitan Museum of Art when the procedure was stopped by Robert Lehman, the vice president, who wanted William to work for him. Working at the Lehman Collec...
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4.9 min
As a student of early Christian baptistries William travelled to Italy where he met interesting people and had a good time despite his poor financial situation.
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7.1 min
As a part of his studies in baptisteries William travelled to Italy. He recalls his first contacts and misunderstandings with Italians. Eventually he made many friends in Italy and became a happier man because ...
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