Dr. Timothy Potts, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, to take the helm of the Getty Museum

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, announced today that he has appointed Dr. Timothy Potts to be the director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Potts will assume his new role on September 1. Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, since January 2008, Potts was the director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1998–2007. Prior to that he was the director of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. “I have known Dr. Potts for almost fifteen years and have worked closely with him on policy positions taken by the Association of Art Museum Directors. I know him to be a person of integrity, intelligence, advanced learning, and refined connoisseurship,” said Cuno. “He knows and believes in the values of the Getty Trust and the combined strengths of its four programs. I am confident that he brings the