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Timothy Potts was educated at the University of Sydney (BA Hons) and holds a DPhil in Near Eastern art and archaeology from the University of Oxford, where he was a research lecturer and British Academy Research Fellow in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art at Christ Church, Oxford (1985-90). His research interests are Ancient Near Eastern art history, archaeology and history; museology; the classical tradition in western art.
In 2007, Duncan Robinson (now CBE) retired, Potts took over as the Fitzwilliam Museum's 12th Director. During his time at the Fitzwilliam (2007-12), Potts served as Chairman of the Art Committee, with Mr Donald Hearn as Bursar, at Clare College, Cambridge Dr. Potts also directed studies in the History of Art for Clare College.
Between his academic and museum positions, Potts had a corporate career with Lehman Brothers where he was Senior Vice President of the Media and Communications Group, Investment Banking Department, (New York and London) from 1990 to 1994.
During Dr. Potts' tenure as director of the Kimbell Art Museum he added many pieces of art to the Kimbell's permanent collection: in sculpture, St John the Baptist by Michelozzo, Virgin and Child by Donatello, Relief Head of Christ attributed to Tullio Lombardo, Isabella d'Este by Gian Cristoforo Romano, Late Gothic Silver-Gilt Virgin and Child (anonymous), and Modello for the Fountain of the Moor by Bernini; in paintings, The Judgment of Paris by Lucas Cranach the Elder, and A Dentist by Candlelight by Gerrit Dou; in antiquities, Head of an Athlete (Apoxyomenos) after Lysippos, and The Death of Pentheus by Douris; in Precolumbian art, 5th-century Maya Jade Belt Ornament, and Codex-Style Cup showing Scribal Training by the "Princeton Painter"; and in Asian art, Bamboo and Rocks by Tan Zhirui.
^Potts, Timothy F. (November 2000). From Renoir to Picasso : Masterpices from the Musee de L'Orangerie. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. ISBN0-912804-36-X.
^Potts, Timothy F. (April 1995). Mesopotamia & the East: An Archaeological & Historical Study of Foreign Relations 3400-2000 Bc. (Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph Ser No. 37.). Oxford University Press. ISBN0947816372.