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Art museum administrator

Peter Rowland Timms, Art museum administrator.


Timms, Peter Rowland was born on August 26, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of H. Rowland and Nancy Virginia (Shaub) Timms.


Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1964; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1976.


Instructor International College, Beirut, Lebanon, 1967-1968. Director Fitchburg (Massachusetts) Art Museum, since 1973. Director Spofford Garrison Excavations, 1978.

Teaching fellow Harvard University, 1969-1971, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.


Member Fitchburg Bicentennial Committee, 1974. Board directors Center Massachusetts Tourist Council, 1974-1978, Fitchburg chapter American Red Cross, 1975-1979, Spofford Garrison Excavations, 1978, 79, 80, Nashua River Watershed Association, 1979-1981, Nashua Arts and Science Center, 1983-1986. Trustee Applewild School, 1982-1994, National Plastics Center and Museum, since 1991.

President Fitchburg Cultural Alliance, 1979-1983. Captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1964-1967, Vietnam. Member American Association Museums, Fitchburg History Society.


Married Romayne Julian Dawnay, January 8, 1972. Children: Matthew, Zöe, Christopher.

H. Rowland Timms

Nancy Virginia (Shaub) Timms

Romayne Julian Dawnay

Matthew Timms

Christopher Timms

Zöe Timms