Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the experience design and inclusive museum practice discourses within the cultural sector.
As Vice President, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of exhibition programs, research and curation, design and production across all media, digital platforms, and collections. As the project director for the design-build of the CMHR, his focus was on collecting and interpreting difficult knowledge and presenting it through a multi-sensory, inclusive, transmedia storytelling approach. Corey also championed the creation of, and directed the museum’s internationally recognized inclusive design and accessibility practices.
Prior to his role at the Human Rights Museum, Corey led the design and architecture teams, and the Virtual Museum Labs Program, at the Canadian Heritage Information Network, working on projects of digital innovation with a large number of cultural institutions internationally.
Now operating as a consultant in Canada, USA, Asia, and Europe, Corey’s clients include the Barack Obama Foundation & Obama Presidential Centre, Disney Imagineering, Meow Wolf, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Canada’s Museums of Science & Technology, M+ Museum of Visual Culture Kowloon, Canadian Museum of Nature, Cleveland Museum of Art, Corning Museum of Glass, California Science Centre, and the Smithsonian Institute among others.
Having collaborated with over 80 museums internationally, Corey’s primary focus is to facilitate meaningful experiences among audiences (on-site and online) through mixed-media, digital technology, multi-sensory and inclusive, dialogic design. Emphasizing museological due diligence, his design leadership has accounted for over 30 international awards in the fields of environmental, exhibition, and graphic design, digital and interactive media, digital systems design, film and linear media, and universal design.