Anna Crighton

Dame Anna Louisa de Launey Crighton DNZM QSO JP is a New Zealand heritage campaigner and historian, and former local-body politician. In the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honorus, she was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services.[1] In the 2020 New Year Honours, she was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to heritage preservation and governance.[2]

Dame Anna Crighton

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Crighton in 2020
NationalityNew Zealander
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Canterbury (BA, MA)
University of Otago (PhD)
ThesisThe selection and presentation culture of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1932–2002 (2012)


  1. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2005". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "New Year honours list 2020". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019.