Timothy L. Campbell

Timothy L. Campbell

Timothy L. Campbell, Director, began his career in the arts after graduating from Occidental College when he was hired by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, where he worked with volunteers, docents, and assisted the curators and registrars with exhibitions. After Bowers, Tim was a Visiting Researcher at the Tokyo University Museum in Japan. He learned exhibition design and the management of collections from curators of scientific and cultural artifacts, and assisted with research and display projects. Working at Disney’s Animation Research Library for a decade after returning to the US, Tim learned art conservation, creation and tracking of digital images, and the different approaches of archives vs. museums, and the licensing of intellectual property. Following his work with Disney, Tim worked with Blizzard Entertainment to start a culture of exhibitions by providing access to art created over the company’s 20-year history. In addition to displays of artwork at Blizzard’s offices and events worldwide, he worked with local art schools and galleries to initiate the process of external exhibition. As a crowning achievement, Tim produced a very successful exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei in 2010. After leaving Blizzard in 2012, has been Curator at the Golden West College Art Gallery, taught courses in the museum studies program at Irvine Valley College, and is the Collections Manager of the Laguna Art Museum.