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Vanderpool named director of external affairs at Amon Carter museum

The former director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, is coming to Fort Worth.

The Amon Carter museum announced Thursday that Guy C. “Cliff” Vanderpool will join the staff as director of external affairs. He will lead fundraising, public relations and marketing at the museum.

“I am honored to join the staff of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art,” Vanderpool said. “The museum is internationally recognized for its excellent collection and exhibitions, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this outstanding organization.”

Before coming to Fort Worth, Vanderpool spent 12 years at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in Texas. He previously worked as executive director of the Texarkana Museums System, a position he held for 10 years. He has a political science degree from Lipscomb University and master’s degree in American history from Middle Tennessee State University.

“Cliff offers a breadth of experience in museum management, particularly in advancement and marketing,” Amon Carter COO Scott Wilcox said. “He will be invaluable as we continue to expand the Amon Carter’s position as one of the great American art museums.”

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