Welcome to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation blog. Here, you'll find news about the Foundation and information on exhibitions and events taking place at the four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites across New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies.


  • Into the Digital Age: Expanding Access to Collections

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    The digital era has changed the way the public and museums interact—allowing museums to electronically connect with other institutions and with a virtual audience, both local and global. At the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors…
  • Pushing Boundaries: Vladem Contemporary

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    Construction of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Vladem Contemporary provides opportunities for the museum and its supporters to give to the community, says the museum’s executive director Mark White. The spacious new venue in the Santa…
  • Making the Invisible Visible

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    Libraries and Archives Enhance Museum Education Mission To the untrained eye, a library and archive probably looks like a quiet place to work, with shelves full of books and files stuffed with old photographs and historical records. But those…
  • Sharing the Spirit

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    Pueblo Pottery through Indigenous Eyes When Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery opened at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on July 31, 2022, it provided ethnology curator Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) a…
  • Let’s Take A Look

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    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for “Let’s Take a Look”. Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece…
  • Members-Only Shops Fall Sale

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    Members receive 20% off all purchases in our Museum Shops at and Circles members receive a 25% off discount. If you are not yet a member, click here to join today and enjoy this fall…
  • Fall Letter from MNMF’s CEO/President

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    Exhibitions and education programs are the forward-facing activities of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and we can all take pride in supporting this core mission of our state museum system. Less well known, but important just the…
  • Grant Builds on Office of Archaeology Studies Bioarchaeology Database

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    Database to include variables on the health of Ancestral Puebloan communities between AD 800 and 1600 The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) announces the award of a National Science Foundation grant to Ann Stodder, Co-PI with Scott Ortman (University…
  • 60 Free Memberships Given to Students and Families

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    The Foundation’s membership office has partnered with the education and outreach team at the Museum of International Folk Art to give away 60 complimentary memberships to children and families living in Santa Fe.We hope…
  • Major Donation to Augment OAS Lab Work

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    Super Critical Fluids equipment will help further non-destructive analysis at the Office of Archaeological Studies Written by Shelby Jones, OAS One of the challenges and fun opportunities for creativity in radiocarbon dating is pretreating specimens in order to…
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