New Mexico Association of Museums


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Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Taos, NM
    2018 NMAM Annual Conference
    October 24-28, 2018

    Conference Sites: El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa, Taos Art Museum, 
    Couse-Sharp Historic Site, Kit Carson Home & Museum

    Taos, New Mexico

    Trailblazing: New Pathways for New Mexico Museums

    The theme of trailblazing will inspire our exploration of how museums, historic sites, and cultural heritage centers in New Mexico are innovating and fulfilling roles in their communities, as tourist destinations, economic engines, repositories of local histories, and centers of community life. In Taos, among some of the natural wonders of the world, at the meeting place of the High Desert and the Great Plains, from the heights of Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Wheeler Peak, and Taos Ski Valley, to the depths of the Rio Grande Gorge, museum professionals and community partners will share successful approaches to cross-cultural and cross-sector collaborations. 

    For much of its history, Taos has been a remote outpost and center for trade and cultural exchange. Taoseños have learned to work together for their very survival, and have forged a unique cultural identity from diverse lineages, including the people of Taos Pueblo, Spanish settlers, French trappers, Basque herders, Anglo artists, and others who have followed in their footsteps. Today, their pioneering spirit is reflected across New Mexico as museums, cultural organizations, local governments, schools, and other seemingly unlikely stakeholders collaborate towards a common goal . . . vibrant and sustainable communities.

    The Conference Program, Hewett and Volunteer Awards Nomination forms, scholarship application, and more can be found here.

    If you are not already a member of NMAM or your membership has lapsed, take advantage of our great membership conference rates and join/renew today!



    Here is additional information for lodging in Taos for the NMAM 2018 Conference, October 24 – 27, 2018. 

    Be sure to mention NMAM conference to receive any discounts offered.

    Availability is now. 

    Limited Parking will be available at the Conference Hotel El Monte Sagrado for those not lodging there.

    A free Town of Taos parking lot is located at the corner of Quesnel Lane and Kit Carson Roads 0.3 mile from El Monte. There are sidewalks and the walk is pleasant.


    (575) 758-1772

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 0.4 mile

    Contact: Karen Tessy, front desk reservations

    19 rooms available, 10% discount



    (575) 758-2233

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 0.6 mile

    Contact: Julie

    30 rooms available, ask for Julie for a 10% discount



    (575) 758-2211

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 0.6 mile

    About 50% of rooms available for conference dates


    (575) 758-2275

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 1 mile

    Ask for Cheryl for special rates:

    King or Queen $80

    Double Queen $90

    Cheryl’s cell: (575) 771-4492



    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 1 mile

    15 rooms available, 10% discount


    (575) 758-7199

    Contact: Jules

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 1.1 miles

    A few rooms available 10/24 and 10/25, 10% discount


    (575) 758-0613

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 1.3 miles

    Contact: Mary Beth & Boyd Earl, owners

    Oct. 24- 4 rooms available , Oct. 25 -  2  rooms available, 10% discount


    (575) 758-5448

    Contact: Bob and Cady Aspinwall, owners

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 1.5 miles

    5 rooms available, 10% discount


    (575) 758-2254

    Distance from Conference Hotel – El Monte Sagrado Resort - 3.4 miles

    Many rooms available

    Phone bookings for October receive 33% discount

    All conference registration cancellations & refunds must be requested in writing by September 28, 2018. A $5.00 administrative fee will be applied. Please send requests to:

    Adrienne Boggs

Past events

07 Apr 2018 Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
02 Mar 2018 Dinosaurs of New Mexico: Fossils from the Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
28 Feb 2018 The Care and Documentation of Ivory
15 Feb 2018 Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion
15 Nov 2017 2017 NMAM Annual Conference
05 Oct 2017 Becoming a Champion for Museums
23 Sep 2017 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition
02 Sep 2017 Farmington Museum Totah Festival Navajo Rug Auction
13 May 2017 Salmon Ruins Museum Free Annual Guided Dinétah Tour
28 Apr 2017 Life & Art: The Wyeth-Hurd Family in the Hondo Valley
19 Apr 2017 How to Save a Mermaid
18 Apr 2017 From Above: Images from a Storied Land
15 Apr 2017 Summer Saturday Programs at the Hubbard Museum
15 Apr 2017 Green Revolution
13 Apr 2017 “Listen, Welcome, Co-Create”
01 Apr 2017 Be the Dinosaur
14 Mar 2017 Project Management for Museum Professionals
04 Mar 2017 25 Years of the Hubbard Museum
10 Feb 2017 The Wonderful World of Opals
07 Feb 2017 Reflecting on Practice: Working with Diverse Learners and Motivation for Learning
03 Feb 2017 Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture
17 Dec 2016 Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
19 Nov 2016 Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
16 Nov 2016 Fossil Discoveries in the New Panama Canal
16 Nov 2016 2016 NMAM Annual Conference
27 Oct 2016 Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation
09 Sep 2016 The Art of the Book
03 Sep 2016 Farmington Museum Totah Festival Navajo Rug Auction
04 Aug 2016 The Pottery of Mata Ortiz
30 Jul 2016 Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners
03 Jul 2016 Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century & Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird
15 Jun 2016 Lock, Stock and Barrel: Firearms Collecting for Museums Webinar
13 May 2016 Becoming a Global Artist
07 May 2016 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition
03 May 2016 Arsenic and Old Lace: Controlling Hazardous Collection Materials Webinar
15 Apr 2016 Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
02 Apr 2016 What Is It Worth? – Southwest Textiles Appraisal & A Brief History of Navajo Weaving
22 Mar 2016 Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity
27 Feb 2016 2016 NMAM Conference Call for Session Proposals
16 Feb 2016 Of Museums, Specimens and Maps: How Collections Help Conservation in a Time of Extinction
13 Feb 2016 Joseph Chavez - The Art of Painting Saints
11 Feb 2016 Citizen Science: The Power and the Potential
09 Feb 2016 Reframing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget)
05 Feb 2016 Understanding Audiences and Visitors Workshop
30 Jan 2016 Ansel Adams Masterworks: From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park
29 Jan 2016 New Mexico Vernacular: Architectural Portraits by Robert Christensen
22 Nov 2015 FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
21 Nov 2015 Festival of the Trail
18 Nov 2015 2015 NMAM Annual Conference
03 Oct 2015 Farmington Museum Chautauqua Presentation Series
02 Oct 2015 An American Modernism
02 Oct 2015 Signe Stuart: Fifteen
19 Sep 2015 Native New Mexico
11 Sep 2015 Georgia O'Keeffe in Process
05 Sep 2015 Cleveland Millfest
25 Aug 2015 Navajo Weaving Class at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
14 Aug 2015 Gustave Baumann and New Mexico
08 Aug 2015 Cowboy Poetry & Song
07 Aug 2015 Old Lincoln Days
05 Aug 2015 RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums Webinar
01 Aug 2015 Cattle Drives and Cowpunchers
25 Jul 2015 The Jumanos, Tiwas, & Tompiros of the Salinas District - An Anthropological Celebration
19 Jul 2015 Archaeology of the Lincoln County War
27 Jun 2015 Music From the Ranch and the Open Range Chautauqua Presentation
24 Jun 2015 San Juan Day
18 Jun 2015 Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories
13 Jun 2015 Outdoor Movies at the Museum
11 Jun 2015 Connecting to Collections Care Webinar - Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics
06 Jun 2015 Farmington Museum Annual Summer Terrace Music Series
09 May 2015 Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition
01 May 2015 After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries
18 Apr 2015 Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
02 Apr 2015 UBC Online Workshop - Digital Culture & Museums
05 Mar 2015 Connecting to Collections Care: Simplifying Preservation Planning Using Worksheets
05 Mar 2015 Joe Sando Symposium For Pueblo Indian Studies
23 Feb 2015 Centers, Networks, Projects & People: The Expanding Ecosystem of Informal (and Formal) STEM Education
18 Feb 2015 Summer of Color - Santa Fe
29 Jan 2015 Changes Afoot: Connection to Collections - Becoming Connected to Collections Care
16 Oct 2014 Dr. Dave Warren and the Transformation of Cultural Studies Symposium
08 Sep 2014 Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
14 May 2014 4th International Mountmakers Forum
05 May 2014 Museums Without Walls: Next-Generation Digital Outreach
01 May 2014 Preserving Scrapbooks Free Webinar
29 Apr 2014 Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives Free Webinar
11 Apr 2014 When, Why & Where Does the Public Learn Science: An Ecosystem Approach
02 Apr 2014 TAM & NMAM Annual Meeting

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