Tim Knox, the current director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, has been named director of the Royal Collection Trust by Queen Elizabeth II, writes Donald Lee of the Art Newspaper. Knox, an architectural historian and country house curator, has been at the Fitzwilliam Museum since 2013.
Knox graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art and worked early on in his career at the Royal Institution of British Architects. He was then the head curator of the National Trust from 2002 to 2005, and directed the Sir John Soane’s Museum between 2005 and 2013. He has also written several books, including The British Ambassador’s Residence, Paris (2011) and William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (2014).
The Royal Collection Trust is made up of more than one million objects from the realms of decorative and fine artsit was created after the monarchy’s Restoration in 1660. The collection spans five centuries of the British royal family’s tastes and fascinations.