Kimberly Camp currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Arts Administration program. Last year, she served as senior lecturer at Lincoln University, the nation’s oldest degree-granting HBCU, where she was tasked with the creation of a new undergraduate museum studies program that takes full advantage of the Lincoln’s relationship with the world renowned Barnes Foundation. Camp is also president of Galerie Marie, an art gallery that features works of art by 60+ artists from around the world, including Camp’s paintings and dolls.
Camp served the Richland Public Facilities District Hanford Reach Interpretive Center (the Reach) as its CEO from 2007 - 2011. She spearheaded the rescue of the $40.5 million project - a landmark science, technology and natural history museum – first of its kind in the region.
Previously, Camp served as the first president and CEO of The Barnes Foundation which has the largest collections in the world of Renoir and Cezanne as well as archives, an arboretum and 12 buildings on 150 acres of land, valued at over $70 billion.
Ms. Camp was President of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, the largest African American museum in the country. She led the museum through its administrative transition into its new facility, as well as development of museum policies and procedures, infrastructure, programming and exhibitions. She was extremely successful in growing the museum from a community-based to a world class institution, quadrupling its facility, staff, budget and audience in four years.
Camp was the founding Director of The Smithsonian Experimental Gallery, an initiative of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Museums. The Gallery focused on exhibition experimentations in presentation, design, interpretation, access and development process. She also served as a Program Director for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, for Art in Education and Minority Arts Services.
Camp’s work has included consulting with nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, board development, architectural program planning, infrastructure planning and implementation, pro forma development, fundraising strategies, policy development and relationship building. An entrepreneurial leader, Camp has focused on the creation of new museum projects and turnarounds for museums in peril.
An artist in her own right, Ms. Camp has been the honored recipient of numerous awards including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Kellogg National Leadership Program Fellowship. Born in Camden, New Jersey, Ms. Camp graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Art History. She received her Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.