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Sir Robert Crawford, CBE (born 1945) is a British military historian, and former Director General of the Imperial War Museum.

Educated at Culford School and Pembroke College, Oxford (MA, Modern History, 1967), he joined the Imperial War Museum as Research Assistant in 1968 and progressed to Head of Research and Information, Keeper of the Department of Photographs, Assistant Director and Deputy Director-General before becoming Director-General in 1995. He stood down as Director General in October 2008. He was Chairman of the National Museum Directors' Conference from 2001 to 2006.

Crawford is a member of the National Historic Ships Committee, Chairman of the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, a trustee of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Royal Logistic Corps Museum Trust, Florence Nightingale Museum and Sir Winston Churchill Archives Trust. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glovers and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1998.

He was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to museums and a Knighthood in the January 2007 New Years Honours.

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