NMAM 2022 Annual Conference

Silver Linings: Adaptation and Sustainability

Grant County Convention Center, Silver City, NM

October 12-14, 2022

We invite cultural professionals working in New Mexico and beyond to submit session proposals for our 2022 conference. 

Our 2022 theme is a response to the conditions of the past three years; geo-political unrest, an endemic virus, a looming recession, and raging wildfires. Where can we find silver linings from these situations to adapt and sustain our cultural landscape of New Mexico? Our focus is to find the benefits of these situations and share best practices about what we have learned over the last few tumultuous years in order to move toward sustainability. In what ways have external events shaped organizational culture, remote work, virtual fundraising, audience engagement, and crisis management and how can we continue to adapt our practices and move toward increased sustainability?

View of Downtown Silver City from Chihuahua Hill

Become a NMAM Member

Join NMAM and be part of New Mexico's only professional organization dedicated to improving practice within the museum community! NMAM membership is for a 12-month period and renewals will be sent automatically a month before your membership expires.

For more information, please contact the NMAM Membership Officer.

NMAM Annual Award Nominations and Scholarship Application

Hewitt Award

Edgar Lee Hewett was the first director of the Museum of New Mexico from 1909 until his death in 1946. He taught anthropology at UNM and was instrumental in encouraging the development of small museums throughout New Mexico. NMAM bestows a yearly award in his honor.

The award is made to a person or organization whose actions exemplify leadership or service to the New Mexico Museum community. Recipients do not have to be members of NMAM or work in the museum industry to be considered.

Nomination Deadline: October 12

Volunteer Award

In 2012, NMAM established a Volunteer of the Year award for museums in New Mexico. The award is made to a person whose volunteer service exemplifies leadership or service to the New Mexico Museum community. Recipients do not have to be members of NMAM to be considered

Nomination Deadline: October 12

2022 Scholarship Application

The NMAM Scholarship Program provides scholarships and registration-only scholarships available to students, volunteers, and emerging museum professionals whose attendance at the conference will benefit their future involvement in the museum field. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of application packet materials and demonstrated financial need. Priority will be given to those individuals/organizations who have not previously received a scholarship from NMAM.

All scholarship winners will be recognized during the Annual Business Meeting and will receive complimentary one-year individual memberships. NMAM reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships available for the conference. NMAM scholarship decisions are final.

Application Deadline: September 28

NMAM 2022 Silver City Lodging Recommendations

The Palace Hotel, 106 W Broadway St,
Silver City, NM 88061

Located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Silver City. Just step out the door and you’ll find art galleries‚ the Silver City Museum, specialty shops‚ theaters and restaurants‚ all within walking distance. 22 charming guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a small hotel in the European tradition. Your day will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast‚ in the upstairs skylit room . . . an extension to our guests rooms which can be used for intimate conversations‚ quiet reading or making new friendships. 

For a room reservation call (575)-388-1811 or on FaceBook

The Murray Hotel, 200 West Broadway,
Silver City, NM 88061

Playing host to inviting features including rates that will not break the bank, the 2-star Murray Hotel stands at the heart of the downtown area. This central location of Murray Hotel is a short walk to several landmarks including the Silver City Museum, Western New Mexico University and the Western New Mexico University Museum. 

The Murray Hotel allows its guests to relax in air-conditioned guestrooms complete with televisions with cable channels, complimentary wireless internet access and bathrooms with shower and tub combinations. The Murray Hotel also comes with a well-equipped meeting room. 

For a room reservation at the Murray Hotel call (575)-956-9400 Option 2 and mention the 2022 NMAM Conference for a 20% discount on the room rate. The offer is available for reservations October 11 through October 16 based on availability.

Holiday Inn Express, 1103 East Superior St.
Silver City, NM 88061

Located in Silver City, Holiday Inn Express Silver City, an IHG Hotel is in a rural location, within a 10-minute drive of Silver City Museum and Western New Mexico University. This hotel is 27.3 mi (43.9 km) from Faywood Hot Springs and 30.9 mi (49.8 km) from City of Rocks State Park.

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self-parking is available onsite.

A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Make a reservation call (575)-538-2525 Ask for NMAM Group Rate

Lulu, 3425 Hwy. 180 East,
Silver City, NM 88061

LuLu is located just off US Highway 180 directly across from the NAMM Conference Center and within a few miles of vibrant Downtown Silver City and its arts district, the Gila National Forest, various mining districts, and Grant County Airport.

Convenient, comfortable, cozy, and affordable, LuLu invites you to experience the best of Silver City, Grant County, and the Gila National Forest.

This modernized motor hotel features 74 warm and inviting guestrooms, perfect to rest during a work trip, a family function, a sports trip, or while on an outdoor adventure. All rooms feature strong, free Wi-Fi perfect for “working from home,” 37-inch flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini-fridges, and clean and crisp linen and bathroom amenities. All guests enjoy access to our outdoor sitting and recreational area, perfect to relax and catch up with fellow travelers after a long day. In the morning, a continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, bagels, toast, yogurt, boiled eggs, coffee, and tea is available from 7:30AM to 10AM.

To make a reservation go to www.lulusilver.com Type in GROUP in Promo Code for a NMAM Conference Discount, Ph. (575)-538-3711

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