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New Director Dr Timothy Potts

The Fitzwilliam Museum has today welcomed Dr Timothy Potts as its new Director. He succeeds Duncan Robinson who was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1995.

Dr Potts joins the Fitzwilliam from the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where he had been Director since 1998. Originally from Sydney, he was previously (1994-98) Director of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the oldest and largest public collection in Australia.

A specialist in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, Dr Potts holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Research Lecturer and British Academy Research Fellow (1985-90).

On his arrival at the Fitzwilliam Dr Potts commented:

"I am delighted to have joined the staff of one of the finest museums in Europe, which is renowned equally for its world-class collections, exhibitions and educational programmes.

I am greatly looking forward to building on the achievements of the past decade, especially the new Courtyard Development, to extend the Museum’s reach to an ever-wider audience."

11 January 2008

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