Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
Tim Knox is the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Brought up in Nigeria and Fiji, he studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He was Assistant Curator at the RIBA Drawings Collection 1989-95, and moved to the National Trust, first as its Architectural Historian, becoming its Head Curator in 2002. Between 2005 and 2013, he was Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.
He is Historic Buildings Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations, a Trustee of the Pilgrim Trust, and a member of the National Heritage Memorial Fund Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Member of the Society of Dilettanti, and Co-Patron of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, which he helped found and Chaired 2000-2004. Tim Knox Chaired the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu Panel from 2011-13 and is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge.
He regularly lectures and writes on country houses, architecture, sculpture and the history of collecting. Publications include Sir John Soane’s Museum London (2010), and The British Ambassador’s Residence Paris (2011).