Education Support

The Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s 12 affiliated cultural partners—four Santa Fe museums, seven statewide historic sites and the Office of Archaeological Studies—are educational institutions. Each offers unique educational programs that promote lifelong learning for children, youth and adults of all ages.

Education Fund

The Education Fund at each of our affiliated cultural institutions allows you to directly support your favorite education and public outreach programs, including:

Passport Tour at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture engages students in the in the museum’s permanent exhibition Here, Now and Always. Participants focus on cultural objects that highlight specific periods in Native history.

The New Mexico History Museum and KNME-TV, the Albuquerque-based PBS affiliate, partnered in creating 15 short videos based on historical topics and objects in the museum’s collections that connect to classroom lesson plans. The videos are accessible online for students and teachers in New Mexico and beyond.

Folk Art to Go! at the Museum of International Folk Art is an award-winning program established in 1993. The program combines classroom visits, museum exhibition tours and hands-on art projects that connect students and teachers from across New Mexico to the museum’s global collections and exhibitions.

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History project provides students and teachers a Web-based exploration of New Mexico’s diverse artistic heritage through the museum’s collections. On view are paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, from the pre-Conquest period to today.

The Office of Archaeological Studies consistently earns national awards for educational excellence. Its far-reaching education programs, including Project Archaeology, bring the wonders of archaeology to thousands of children and adults at various venues, from the Santa Fe Public Schools to Zuni Pueblo to Washington D.C.

Fund for Museum Education

In addition to designated education funds at our affiliated cultural institutions, the Foundation invests in lifelong learning through its Fund for Museum Education. Gifts to the Fund generate $50,000 annually for free education programs that reach more than 365,000 visitors and 40,000 schoolchildren from all 33 New Mexico Counties.

Each year, total contributions to the fund are divided between the four Santa Fe museums, with each receiving 20 percent of the total. The New Mexico Historic Sites and the Office of Archaeological Studies each receive 10 percent of the total.