Ann Fortescue, IMAS Director, Elected to TAM Council


Ann Fortescue, President & Executive Director of the International Museum of Art & Science

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McAllen, TX — Ann Fortescue, President & Executive Director of the International Museum of Art & Science, has been elected to the Texas Association of Museums as a Councilor-at-Large for a two-year term beginning March 2021. She joins 15 museum leaders from across the state as the governing body for TAM to represent the over 600 TAM members and advance the work of museums in serving their communities and professional excellence of museum staff.

Ms. Fortescue joined the IMAS in July 2019 after eight years as Executive Director of the Springfield (OH) Museum of Art and over 20 years in progressively responsible positions at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She brings a range of service to the field including as an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Accreditation Commissioner and as a Museum Assessment Program peer reviewer since 2005. Ms. Fortescue received a B.A. in history from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, an M.S. in museum education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, NY, and completed the Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Texas Museums Association is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization established for educational purposes, to provide a network among museums, to improve the level of professionalism within the museum community, to encourage the use and enjoyment of museums by all Texans, to serve as an information clearinghouse for and about museums, and to serve as a liaison between museums and museums-related agencies and organizations. To learn more, visit www.texasmuseums.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Pictured: Ann Fortescue, President & Executive Director of the International Museum of Art & Science, was recently elected to the Texas Association of Museums as a Council-at-Large.



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