New Brunswick Museum Board Announces New Chair

Saint John, NB – February 29, 2024 – The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to announce that Tracy Clinch has been appointed to the role of Board Chair.

“I would like to thank past chair Kathryn Hamer for her many years of exemplary service to the museum, and vice chair William Forrestall for acting in that role while the search for a new chair was conducted,” says Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. “The chair of the board of the New Brunswick Museum works very closely with the Heritage Branch to achieve our shared goals. I believe Ms. Clinch will be a tremendous asset to the board, and I look forward to what will undoubtedly be a collaborative working relationship.

There is so much excitement throughout the province as the New Brunswick Museum Board prepares to reveal its plans for a new museum in the coming weeks. The board’s leadership on this incredible project has been outstanding.”

Clinch, a dynamic and results-oriented executive, co-founded Masitek Instruments Inc., and grew it into a successful company exporting to over 40 countries. She has served on various boards, including Research NB and Friends of the Moncton Hospital, demonstrating her commitment to innovation, collaboration, and community engagement. She excels at strategy, leadership, and driving innovation, earning recognition as a top Atlantic Canadian business leader.

“I am thrilled and honoured to assume the position of Board Chair during this exciting time for the New Brunswick Museum,” says Clinch. “It’s a privilege to be part of shaping the future of such a cherished institution that holds profound significance for our province. I am eager to embark on this journey and work alongside fellow board members to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the museum. I’m excited to get started!”

As a Crown Agency of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Museum are appointed by Order-In-Council, and are charged with stewardship of the institution and its collections according to the New Brunswick Museum Act.



About New Brunswick Museum
The New Brunswick Museum is the oldest continuing museum in Canada, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history, art, and natural heritage of New Brunswick. With a commitment to education, research, and community engagement, the NBM serves as a hub for exploration, learning, and appreciation of New Brunswick’s vibrant past and present. To learn more, visit


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