Robert L D Cooper
Author of many books, Librarian and Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Brother Cooper is an internationally recognised expert on Scottish Freemasonry, the Knights Templar (in Scotland), Rosslyn Chapel and the Sinclair family. He is the author of numerous articles on Freemasonry and has appeared on television and radio about Freemasonry. He has delivered lectures in Masonic Lodges and other venues (both private and public), in many parts of the world, one of his favorite subjects being "The Unique Origin and Nature of Scottish Freemasonry."
Brother Cooper has been employed as Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland Museum and Library since June 1994. As this is a post that he enjoys greatly, he thus has a vocation in life
One of his greatest satisfactions, to date, has been his oversight of the refurbishment of the Museum and Library within Freemasons' Hall in Edinburgh which increased the available floor space by 50per cent ("still far, far, too small to display the depth of the Scottish Masonic heritage," he states). As Curator of the Museum and Library his greatest pleasure comes from greeting visitors to the home of Scottish Freemasonry.
Since becoming Curator he has been responsible for, or has been involved in, projects, large and small, ranging from the production of a post card of an internal view of Grand Hall, the first full colour reproduction of the famous Robert Burns Inauguration print (from the large oil on canvas in the Museum), and maintaining the Grand Lodge Website of which he is webmaster.