Timothy L. Campbell

Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 259-2500
B.A. Degree, 1991
Biology major,
Marine Biology emphasis
English minor


Laguna Art Museum

Collections and Registration Manager August 2022 - January 2023
    loan coordination, logistics, condition reports, database updates, etc.

Registrar November 2019 - August 2022
    loan coordination, logistics, condition reports, database updates, etc.

Collections Manager November 2014 - current
    Physical storage, handling, and care of the museum collections, with a special project to review status and disposition of items in storage.

Art Installer (seasonal) October 2012 - current
    Assisting with general art handling for installations and in collections storage.

Registrar (Interim) July 2014 - November 2014
    Filled in while the Registrar was out on maternity leave, assisting with loan coordination, logistics, condition reports, database updates, etc. - all the traditional museum registrar activities.

Santa Ana College

Fine Arts and Theater Facilities Technician-Art Gallery April 2013 - current
    Assisting with general art handling for installations in campus art gallery, Santora Building gallery, and at other locations.

Irvine Valley College

Assistant Adjunct Professor April 2014 - November 2017
    Taught 8 week courses including "Art Handling and Preparator Studies," "Museum Technologies," "Collections Management," and "Curatorial Practice" for the Museum Studies certificate program.

Golden West College

Curator March 2016 - July 2018
    Planning and executing exhibitions of internal and external artwork from concept to installation.

Gallery Installer/Preparator September 2015 - July 2018
    Gallery preparation and installation of artwork and production coordination and installation of didactics.

Norton Simon Museum

Art Installer (seasonal) September 2013 - January 2014
    Assisting with general art handling for installations and in collections storage.

Blizzard Entertainment,
Creative Development


November 2006 - February 2012
    Preserving the digital and physical assets of the company and promoting the corporate image and culture through internal and external exhibits and displays.
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The Walt Disney Company,
Animation Research Library

Senior Manager



Assistant Archivist

April 2005 - November 2006

January 2000 - April 2005

April 21, 1998 - January 2000

April 21, 1997 - April 21, 1998

    Assisted the Director in managing the staff and projects of the Animation Research Library, working to organize and preserve art from Disney's animated films. Previous project included training and supervising a team moving, storing and organizing a large collection of art; also liaison between storage facility staff and architectural planning team during building renovation.
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Tokyo University Museum,
Department of Museum Information
& Media Studies
Visiting ResearcherOctober 1995 - March 31, 1997
    Assisted in the diverse activities of the Tokyo University Museum, and handled correspondence (with English-speaking contacts) for Museum professors, while researching the world of Japanese museums.
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The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
Collections Manager

Assistant Collections Manager

Art Handler

Curatorial Assistant/Data Processor

July 1992 - June 1, 1995

November 1991 - July 1992

February 1991 - November 1991

May 1989 - February 1991

    Was responsible for many of the collections-related activities of the museum, specifically in the areas of object care, handling, and record-keeping.
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Hitachi, Ltd.
(Information Systems Division,
Strategic Projects Development Center,
Digital Image System Project)

Visiting ResearcherOctober 1996 - April 1997

    Assisted in projects involving the creation of digital images and computer databases for museums and other facilities, primarily through review of written English-language materials and correspondence with English-speaking customers and contacts.
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    Experienced FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access database user; proficient with most common word processor, spreadsheet, and graphics programs. Historic experience with UNIX, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95 PC computing, and Macintosh OS 5 through X; historic experience with CAD. Some experience working with HTML.

    Special interest in collections management databases; extensive experience with Questor System's ARGUS software during employment at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, FileMaker Pro at the University of Tokyo and with Disney, and Microsoft Access at the Laguna Art Museum; also experienced with asset management applications such as Canto Cumulus and Extensis Portfolio from use at Blizzard Entertainment.


The Feitelson/Lundeberg Art Foundation


    Catalogue Raisonne Project
October 2018 - November 2019
Laboratory Assistant

    Research Project,
    L.A.Department of Water & Power

    Research Projects
    King Harbor/Salton Sea Fish Collections

    Research Project,

March 1988

September 1986 - March 1988

January 1987 - June 1987

December 1987

    The Biology Department of Occidental College actively participates in research projects not only internally, but also on behalf of outside agencies. These all projects involved the collection, measurement, recording and organization of biological samples and data.


Occidental College Biology Department

Assistant, Research Vessel Vantuna

Apprentice, Research Vessel Vantuna

October 1987 - June 1988

September 1986 - October 1987

    Assisted in the instruction of students in marine biology and oceanography. The Biology Department operates a boat out of Los Angeles Harbor which serves as an educational facility for Occidental College and other L.A. area colleges and high schools. Classes teach marine biology and oceanography, and utilize graduate and undergraduate students as instructors.
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The Orange County Marine Institute


Aide to Camp Programs

June 1988 - September 1988

June 1987 - September 1987

June 1986 - September 1986

June 1985 - September 1985

May 1985

    Instructed children in snorkeling, marine biology, and oceanography. The Marine Institute is an educational facility serving local schools and families. Exhibits, classes and camps are offered to instruct children in marine biology, ecology, oceanography.
Assistant to Laboratory DirectorMarch 1986 - June 1986

    Volunteered at the Marine Institute to assist in the maintenance and development of classroom and laboratory teaching aids and exhibits.
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"Earthquake Damage Prevention
Netting System"

Technical Exchange, WAAC Newsletter,
Volume 17, Number 2 May 1995

Registrars' Quarterly,
Registrars' Committee-Western Region
Winter 1994-1995

"Curators and Gakugeiin" Ouroboros, The University Museum,
The University of Tokyo,
Volume 2, Number 1, May 12, 1997
"Un-roll 'em! Preserving Animation Art
at Disney's Animation Research Library"
by Tim Campbell and Diane Pullano
Registrars' Quarterly, Fall 1999
"An Introduction to the Forms and
Materials Used in Animation Art"
by Tim Campbell
WAAC Newsletter, Volume 22 Number 3, September 2000

  •  Board of Directors, Balboa Art Conservation Center 
  •  Board of Directors, The Chimaera Project 
  •  Active membership in the: 
       American Association of Museums (AAM), 
       Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC)
  •  Advisory Board
     Acquisition Committee member
       American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA)
  • October 2005 - January 2010
  •  Board of Trustees
       Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
  • Feb 2005 - August 2008
  •  Curatorial trip to Taiwan
      (Taipei, Museum of Contemporary Art)  
  • August 2010
  •  Curatorial trip to Taiwan
      (Taipei, Taiwan International Animation Festival)  
  • September 2007
  •  Courier trip to France
      (Paris, Grand Palais)  
  • September 2006
  •  Courier trip to Italy
  • October 2006
  •  Courier trip to Japan
      (Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art + leisure trips to Hakkone, Kyoto)  
  • July 2005
  •  Courier trip to the Netherlands
      (Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen)  
  • June 2005
  •  Travel to China
      (Hangzhou, Shanghai)  
  • May and June 2005
  •  Courier trip to the Netherlands
      (Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen + leisure trip to Amsterdam)  
  • February 2005
  •  Travel to Singapore and Malaysia
      (Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Melacca)  
  • March and November 2004
  •  Courier trips to Paris, France and Madrid, Spain
      (Centre Pompidou and Reina Sofia)  
  • September, 2004
  •  Courier trips to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
      (La Caixa Forum and Reina Sofia)  
  • January and June, 2004
  •  Travel to England and Scotland
      (London, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, 
    Inverary, Glen Coe, Benderloch)
  • April 2003
  •  Travel to Bali, Indonesia
      (Nusa Dua, Lovina, Ubud)  
  • April 2001
  •  Travel to New Zealand
      (Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown)  
  • January 2000
  • Speaker, Annual Curators Training Course Tokyo University Museum (Presentation on museum applications of HTML and the World Wide Web)
  • November 20, 1996
  •  Residence in Japan        
  • June 1995 - April 1997
  •  Travel to Thailand
      (including consultation with
      the Mae Fah Luang Foundation
      regarding new museum projects)
  • September 1995 and March 1996

  •  Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
       California Epsilon Chapter
        House Manager
  • September 1988 - March 1989
    March 1988 - September 1988
  •  Travel to Japan
      (Tokyo, Kawaguchi-ko, Sendai,
       Kyoto, Osaka)  
  • December 1991 - January 1992
  •  Languages spoken:
       English, some French, limited Japanese

  • References are available upon request; please send e-mail to timlcampbell@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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