Dr. Timothy Potts has been director of the J. Paul Getty Museum since September 2012. Previously he was director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2008‒2012), the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (1998‒2007), and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1994‒98).
Potts is a specialist in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean on which he has written widely. He was educated at the Universities of Sydney (B.A. Hons) and Oxford (D.Phil.), where he also held academic positions as a Research Lecturer and British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Christ Church (1985 - 90). At Cambridge he was Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies for the History of Art at Clare College (2009-2012).