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Marian Ann Montgomery and her husband, Barry, of Dallas, toured the WASP Museum Friday evening and visited with museum and community representatives. Marian Ann is a museum and textile consultant and has experience in museum administration, archival and curatorial projects and program development.
Some of the projects sheâ€™s been involved with include founding The Womenâ€™s Museum: An Institute for the Future in Dallas. She was also the executive director of the Parks Cities Historic and Preservation Society in Highland Park and University Park and helped in archiving historical materials for The State Fair of Texas.
Ms. Montgomery, originally from Pennsylvania, has also worked for the American Association of Museums in Washington D.C. and the Miss America Organization for an exhibition in New Jersey. She has also served as a guest curator for the Grace Museum in Abilene.
She met her husband Barry, a Texas native, while in New York.
Ms. Montgomery has published several articles in journals and catalogues using her expertise in museum administration and archival of historical records and items. In addition, she has served as a speaker for several professional meetings and exhibits and belongs to several professional associations such as the American Association of Museums and Texas Association of Museums.
WASP Museum director, Carol Cain, members of the museum board and staff, Mayor Greg Wortham, and Chamber Board President Zollie Steakley were on hand to greet and visit with Marian Ann and Barry.