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?
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
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
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.
Application Deadline: September 28
NMAM 2022 Silver City Lodging Recommendations
The Palace Hotel, 106 W Broadway St,
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,
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.