Jori Finkel gives the Getty Museum’s new director a quick once over in the Los Angeles Times:
A Sydney native who early on ran the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia, Potts, 53, is currently the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge in England. He is best known in the U.S. for running the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1998 to 2007, which compares to the Getty Museum in the size of its acquisition budget. During his tenure at the Kimbell, he made several high-profile acquisitions, including Donatello, Michelozzo and Bernini sculptures
Potts’ expertise is in ancient Near Eastern art, or works from what would now be considered the Middle East. He received his doctorate in that field from the University of Oxford.
Getty Museum Hires Timothy Potts as New Director (Los Angeles Times)