MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HIRES NEW CURATOR OF CLOTHING & TEXTILES

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HIRES NEW CURATOR OF CLOTHING & TEXTILES

LUBBOCK, TX—The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to welcome the new Curator of Clothing and Textiles, Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Ph.D., to the team. Dr. Montgomery recently moved from Dallas where she has been an independent museum and textile consultant, handling projects for museums, corporations, and individuals. Her previous experience includes positions such as Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Tennessee State Museum, the Assistant to the Curators of Decorative Arts and Textiles at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Founding Curator and Director of Exhibits at the Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, and the Director of Interpretation at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. {{more}}Dr. Montgomery earned her Masters in Museum Studies: American Decorative Arts at Cornell University, and her Ph.D. in Museum Administration: Fashion and Textile History at New York University. Her projects as an independent museum and textile consultant included work for the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Historical Society, the Grace Museum, Historic Mesquite, the State Fair of Texas Archives, the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, United Notions/Moda Fabrics, the Miss America Pageant, the American Alliance of Museums, and the King Ranch. Her largest projects were conducted as the coordinating curator for the successful collaborations of Dallas area museums known as Quilt Mania I and Quilt Mania II. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she taught junior high school and began work in museums, Dr. Montgomery has been in Texas over 25 years, since her marriage to native Texan Barry Montgomery. Executive Director and Horn Professor of Museum Science Dr. Eileen Johnson and the museum staff look forward to having Dr. Montgomery as a part of their team.For more information about Museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. Stay up to date with MoTTU exhibitions and events at www.museum.ttu.edu.“There’s something for everyone at the Museum.”