Timothy P. Whalen

Director, The Getty Conservation Institute at J. Paul Getty Trust

Timothy Whalen is John E. and Louise Bryson Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). His professional association with the Getty dates to 1983, when he was appointed assistant director of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and then associate director of the Getty Building Program. In 1991 he assumed the position of senior program officer in the Getty Foundation, and in December 1998 he was named the GCI's director. Whalen is an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the board of studies for the Courtauld Institute of Art's M.A. program in the conservation of wall paintings, and a member of the United States National Commission to UNESCO. A California native, he holds a B.A. in art history as well as an M.A. in museum studies and art history from the University of Southern California.



  • Director, The Getty Conservation Institute

    Current role