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Thursday October 19th, 2017

Museum Curator to Co-Present at Conference

New Mexico Association of Museums Conference Planned for November 15-18

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 19, 2017) – New Mexico Museum of Space History Curator Sue Taylor, along with Dr. Sharon Jenkins, Director of Library Services for New Mexico State University at Alamogordo, will present Found in Collections: Where Discoveries are Made at the New Mexico Association of Museums Conference in November. The conference will be held in Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 15-18.

IMAGE: A class meets in the historic Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico. This is one of the original buildings that still exist from the Los Alamos Boys Ranch School that closed to become the site for the Manhattan Project, now Los Alamos Laboratory.

A class meets in the historic Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico. This is one of the original buildings that still exist from the Los Alamos Boys Ranch School that closed to become the site for the Manhattan Project, now Los Alamos Laboratory.

This year’s conference theme is New Mexico Museums: Where Discoveries Happen! Attendees will see how the process of discovery is transforming New Mexico museums, science centers and historic sites by igniting curiosity, inspiring creativity, and instilling a spirit of innovation. They will learn how new strategies and technologies are leading visitors of every age and background on exciting journeys of exploration and discovery. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to join in networking with professionals in the museum and tourism industry who have a common goal of promoting New Mexico as an educational destination.

Highlights of the conference include Superintendent Kris Kirby of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos, as the keynote speaker. She will share her perspective on how the National Park Service is interpreting this newest of their parks. Attendees will also learn how to create a great looking, highly functional tour app with very limited technical and financial resources; discover the many advantages of institutional collaborations and see how they can partner with neighboring institutions.

Registration for the 2017 New Mexico Association of Museums Annual Conference is now open. Visit www.nmmuseums.org for more information and to register.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/