The series contains the report of the Selection Committee, biographical details of Ralph Pinder-Wilson and the lecturer, Warwick Ball, and copies of emails concerning the conferment of the Award.
2009 - Ralph Pinder Wilson
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- Dates of Creation2009 - 2017
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
Ralph Pinder-Wilson was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and then joined the Indian Army, learning Persian. He became curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities at The British Museum (1948), later made Deputy Keeper in the same department (1969-1976). He subsequently became Director of the British Institute of Afghan Studies in Kabul (1976-82) during which time he made studies of Afghan architecture including the Minaret of Jam.
The material was divided into two sub-series for administrative material and correspondence.