Corey Timpson Design, New Media, Photography

Select Museum Projects

I am presently the Vice President, Exhibitions, Research, and Design at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I lead the strategic and creative design and development of exhibitions, film, immersive environments, games, apps, and many other trans/mixed-media projects, as well as all collections related activities.

In the 5 year inaugural project, of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, between 2009 and the museum's opening in 2014, I was the Project Director responsible for conceptualizing, designing, developing, and installing 11 galleries — 4700 square meters (50,000 square feet) — of mixed-media, immersive exhibition programs, as well as the museum's web presence, mobile app, digital signage, and digital infrastructure. I directed 13 exhibition, graphic, media, and digital design firms spread across several countries, as well as exhibition fabricators, AV integrators, and technology companies, while leading the commissioning of art installations, the loans and acquisitions of several hundred artefacts, the copyright and IP management of thousands of photo and video assets, and a whole lot more.

From my early days at an interactive design studio with many museum clients, to my time leading the design teams at CHIN (Canadian Heritage's special operating agency that works with museums on innovation projects), to my freelance work focusing on the cultural domain, and finally as a member of the senior management team of the aforementioned national museum, my career has been focused on museological work.

Since 2000 I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects with a large percentage of Canada's 3000+ museums, as well as several American and international museums. This diversity of experience has enabled me to acquire not only a rich portfolio of projects but a perspective into how various museums, galleries, and science centres conduct their practice.

Below is a list of select projects with various museum clients and partners.

Bank of Canada Museum Capital Project (client representation)

Bank of Canada Museum

Department Creation (structure & responsibilities) and Staffing consultation

Royal Alberta Museum

ICT Strategy

Global Centre for Pluralism

Joe Fafard 3D Project

National Gallery of Canada
McKenzie Art Gallery
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Virtual Museum of Canada Redesign, & Institutional Enterprise Architecture

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canadian Museums Association (Great Canadian Guide to Museums/Find a Museum)

Air, Land, and Sea: A Story of Exploration

McCord Museum
Canadian Space Agency
National Research Centre of Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature

Thule Whalebone House

Glenbow Museum

Media Art

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage)
Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology

Podcast Project

Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Musée Acadien de l’Université de Moncton

Artefacts Canada

Canadian Conservation Institute
Parks Canada
Cataloguing Cultural Objects Working Group (English, ICOM)
Archeology Working Group (French, ICOM)

Massive Change in Action

Vancouver Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Ontario
Musée Acadien de l’Université de Moncton
George Brown University and the Institute Without Boundaries
Toronto District School Board

Virtual Learning Environment

Royal Ontario Museum
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Direction du patrimoine, province du Nouveau Brunswick
Mendel Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Canadian Museum of Nature
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Library and Archives Canada
Portrait Gallery of Canada

Community Memories
2003 / 2005

1200 museums across Canada (digital needs national museum survey)
24 pilot museums from across Canada

History of the Vote in Canada

Canadian Museum of Civilizations
Elections Canada

Oil Derrick Charlie Stalnacher

Canadian Museum of Civilizations


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Current photo: Distillery District #32, Toronto, 2004 © Corey Timpson