NMAM 2023 Annual Conference

Museums as Influencers: Integrating the Creative Economy

Arts and culture play a significant role in shaping New Mexico’s character and contributing to the success of the state economy. The diverse and unique collection of state, county, municipal, and private museums in the state are a cornerstone of this success.  This year the New Mexico state legislature established a Division of Creative Industries within the State Economic Development Department to support the growth of economic opportunity among creative industries outside of film. As museums big and small look to the future and plan for long-range success, expanding our institutions’ roles as community anchors and economic drivers will be critical for continued and amplified relevance. We can and must consider how we support, drive, sustain, and nourish the creative economy within and beyond our walls. At this year’s New Mexico Association of Museums Annual Conference, discover ways of working within our communities to deliver positive social and economic impact.

University of New Mexico Student Union,         Albuquerque, NM

November 2-3, 2023


Submit a Proposal

We cordially invite you to submit proposals for sessions or workshops that you believe would be of interest to our diverse community.

  • Workshops — An interactive or hands-on format focused on a particular experience or skill.
  • Sessions — Can be a roundtable, themed session, colloquium, one-on-one chat, or breakout session.
  • Multimedia Submission — This format allows practitioners to showcase research or programs through graphics, text and/or digital media and engage in one-on-one discussions.

For more information or help submitting proposals, contact Adrienne T. Boggs, Program Chair at aboggs79@gmail.com.

2023 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: Friday, September 29th.

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.

Board Elections

Annual NMAM Board Nominations are Open!

Please submit this form to nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on our Board of Directors.

Here is a description of NMAM’s Board Member duties and commitment.

This year's slate of open positions are as follows:

President (1-year term)

First Vice-President (2-year term)

Second Vice-President (1-year term)

Treasurer (2-year term)

Membership Officer (2-year term)

MPMA Representative (2-year term)

Northeast Regional Representative (2-year term)

Southwest Regional Representative (2-year term)

New Board members will be asked to attend their first official meeting during the monthly board meeting in January 2024. Official Board service terms begin January 01, 2024.

Nominations are due Friday, September 29th.

For more information on the 2024 NMAM board election, contact Adrienne T. Boggs, President, at aboggs79@gmail.com

NMAM 2023 Albuquerque Lodging Recommendations

Hotel Parq Central, 806 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

A historic City and National Historic Registry designated landmark originally built in 1926, the hotel is framed by beautiful Italian-inspired architecture and a warm, inviting interior, and is a multiple time recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for Hotels.

Our convenient location just one mile from the downtown area makes us the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers, as well as guests seeking an elegant setting for a corporate event or special occasion. As part of the all-inclusive rate, guests enjoy complimentary perks that include Wi-Fi and a gourmet continental breakfast made fresh daily. 

Our manicured garden and fountain provide a tranquil backdrop for al fresco relaxing, dining or special events.

For a room reservation call (505) 242-0040 or visit https://www.hotelparqcentral.com/

Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

We’re off I-25, two miles of downtown Albuquerque and the historic Old Town. Balloon Fiesta Park, site of the Albuquerque hot-air balloon festival, is 11 miles away. We have a ballroom accommodating up to 1,500 guests, free made-to-order breakfast, and complimentary evening receptions. Enjoy our fitness center featuring a Peloton® Bike with toe cages.

For a room reservation call (505) 245-7100 or visit https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/abqemes-embassy-suites-albuquerque/

The Clyde Hotel, 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

In addition to the 382 guest rooms and suites with views of the city and the Sandia Mountains, The Clyde offers a rooftop pool with hot tubs, a 24-hour fitness center, more than 30,000 square feet of function space, a full-service business center, a contemporary wedding chapel, complimentary Wi-Fi, valet and secured self-parking, and more.

Make a reservation call (505) 302-6930 or visit https://www.clydehotel.com/

Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, 125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Once Albuquerque's tallest building, our hotel was the fourth by Conrad Hilton, built in 1939 with dĂ©cor inspired by Spain's Andalusian region. We're in the heart of the city, one block from the convention center – and we have 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Relax at our rooftop bar and lounge.

To make a reservation call (505) 242-9090 or visit https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/abqanqq-hotel-andaluz-albuquerque/

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