New Mexico Association of Museums

2018 Annual Conference

Trailblazing: New Pathways for New Mexico Museums

Taos, New Mexico

October 24-27, 2018


If you have not been to an Annual Conference for the New Mexico Association of Museums, then this is the one to come to.  This year’s conference will not only focus on cross-sector collaboration and institutional partnerships but also promises to be a magical experience. How many conferences of other associations have you attended at an award winning luxury resort and spa that you can afford? Come for the conference, stay for the weekend.

This year’s theme, Trailblazing: New Pathways for New Mexico Museums 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 trade outpost and a cultural crossroads whose influence has spread across the West and beyond. TaoseƱos 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, counterculture adventurers, 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 toward a common goal . . . vibrant and sustainable communities.



Join the NMAM Board!

NMAM is seeking interested and energetic members to fill vacancies in the NMAM Board. Newly elected officers will take office in January 2019 and serve 2 years. Officers are elected by the general membership and announced in November during the Annual Conference. All Members in good standing are eligible for nomination as officers of the Association. The Board meets monthly either through a teleconference or a meeting at various sites. Nominees should be able to attend the majority of these meetings.

Positions available are: President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Northeast Regional Representative, Central Regional Representative, and Southwest Regional Representative.

If you would like to nominate a member in good standing (including yourself!) to hold one of these offices, please send an email or letter listing the position you are interested in, a headshot, and a brief bio outlining your background and interest in the position. For more information about serving, visit our by-laws page or contact Adrienne Boggs. Nominations are due to the Nominating Committee no later than Monday, September 14, 2018.

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