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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Membership
The Bryan Museum
Phone: (409) 497-4209
The Bryan Museum’s Director of Marketing & Membership
Appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi in Texas
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
GALVESTON, TX – The Bryan Museum announced that Jordan Price, the Museum’s Director of Marketing & Membership, received his Letters of Commission from the Government of the Republic of Malawi as the Honorary Consul in Texas at an investiture ceremony at Malawi’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. Mr. Price is Malawi’s first Honorary Consul in the United States, though both countries have enjoyed positive diplomatic relations since 1964.
In remarks prior to Mr. Price taking his oath of office, His Excellency Ambassador Edward Sawerengera said, “I am delighted that our paths crossed and thankful that you chose Malawi out of so many countries on the continent and in the world, to serve. The Government of Malawi, through this Mission is excited to partner with you and move together to realize the aspirations of our people. In my language, Chichewa, we say “tapata” which literally means that
we have gained a new addition to the family.”
Mr. Price’s duties include raising Malawi’s visibility and enhancing relations in trade, tourism, culture, and science between both nations. In January 2020, Ambassador Sawerengera and other Malawian diplomats will travel to Galveston Island to officially open the local Honorary Consulate office.
Joan Marshall, The Bryan’s Museum Director said, “Throughout history, Galveston has always been a city on the world stage. We are excited that one of our staff has been selected to serve and share the stories of Texas and the American West in Washington, D.C. and Africa. We look forward to welcoming Malawi’s delegation to Galveston!”
Mr. Price’s extensive experience in the nonprofit field has given him a distinguished record of advancing institutions and enriching communities.
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ABOUT THE HONORARY CONSUL
Jordan Price was raised on stories of his mother’s global adventures by ship. After some wandering, he too fell in love with Africa, by living and working on the continent. His first two years in Africa were spent serving in the US Peace Corps. He lived in a thatched-roof hut at 8,000’ in the snowy Kingdom of Lesotho.
Mr. Price has explored ten African countries and the majority of his time was spent in Malawi, a
country with rich heritage and wildlife. Since first visiting Malawi in 2009, he has promoted this small country throughout the globe. After spending two years living inside a safari tent in
Liwonde National Park managing a nonprofit education and health organization, he met with
local chiefs and acquired a 25-acre piece of deforested land alongside the park boundary. Since
2012, he has employed locals to restore and protect the land for wildlife. Mr. Price’s travels across the length and breadth of Malawi have brought him in contact with the best indigenous birders and wildlife guides in the region. He believes the best way to protect our global wildlife heritage is to help indigenous people discover the tangible benefits of conservation and promote responsible travel as a sustainable source of income.
Mr. Price was raised in the mountain town of Lake Arrowhead, California and earned his Bachelor of Science in History and Art History and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Economic Development from Northern Arizona University. He lives on Galveston Island, Texas.
ABOUT THE BRYAN MUSEUM
The Bryan Museum opened its doors in 2015 to share one of the largest collections of art and artifacts related to Texas and the American West in the country. Spanning 12,000 years of history, the Museum brings to life the diverse stories of the men and women who lived in the West - a story that continues to captivate and inspire people around the globe. The Bryan Museum celebrates the story of the West and the role of history in building greater understanding among people.
Located at 1315 21st Street on Galveston Island, near Houston, Texas, The Bryan Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit www.thebryanmuseum.org or call (409) 632-7685.