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From the President Save the date for our 2011 Annual Conference in Farmington: November 2-5. We are very excited about returning to the beautiful San Juan River Valley with its many cultural treasures. Nancy Sweet Espinosa, Curator and Education Coordinator for Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Library, is putting together a wonderful meeting with diversity at its core. I urge our membership to propose sessions that look at the future of museums as vital places for exploration, dialogue, collaboration, and community building. To propose a session, contact Nancy at her email address: srcuration@msn.com or call her at 505-632-2013. Deadline to submit sessions is May 25. On the advocacy front, Although Congress avoided a the American Association of government shutdown recently, arts Museum’s Museums Advocacy education funding got caught up in Day, held February 28-March 1, the Continuing Resolution poultice drew 310 of our colleagues from passed by the House and Senate that forty-six states to make approximakes a $4 billion cut in domestic mately 250 visits on Capitol Hill. spending. Among the programs Some of the key topics for discustargeted for total elimination is the sion included President Obama’s Department of Education’s $40 proposed fiscal year 2012 budget million Arts in Education program reduction of 8.2% for the Institute that funds a large number of arts of Museum and Library Services education initiatives across the (IMLS), significant decreases for country including Very Special Arts. the National Endowment for the Please advocate for museums, the Arts and the National Endowment arts, culture, and historic preservafor the Humanities, reauthorition. Contact your Congressmen. Get zation of the Elementary and your boards involved in advocating Secondary Education Act (No for IMLS, NEA, NEH and the other Child Left Behind) mandating The Salmon Ruins Museum in Bloomfield, principle concerns outlined above. New Mexico, can be toured by attendees You can also learn more about what is greater collaboration between to the 2011 NMAM conference in nearby happening by visiting the websites of the Department of Education Farmington. (Salmon Ruins Photo, Nancy and IMLS to foster museumAAM, IMLS, the American Association Sweet Espinosa, 2007) school partnerships, proposals for State and Local History, the limiting the deductibility of chariMountain-Plains Museum Association, table gifts, and historic preservation with specific Americans for the Arts, and the Association of emphasis on the elimination of funding for Save Art Museum Directors. America’s Treasures ($25 million) and Preserve —  Laurie J. Rufe, America ($4.6 million). President   1


Save America’s Treasures Grants Awarded for 2010 Cycle

Gould Pass Pueblito, a circa 1700 defensive Navajo structure and focus of Salmon Ruins stabilization and preservation initiative. Attendees at the NMAM Conference, November 2-5, 2011, will be offered tours of the Salmon Ruins Museum. (Salmon Ruins Photo by Nancy Sweet Espinosa, 2008)

Annual Conference The 2011 NMAM Annual Conference will be held November 2-5 in Farmington. The Conference theme is Cultural Crossroads. The keynote speaker is Dr. William H. Doelle, President and CEO of the Center for Desert Archaeology in Tucson. Dr. Doell has more than thirty years of experience as a professional archaeologist, and has worked extensively in Mexico, Guatemala, and the North American Southwest. In accord with this year’s theme, Dr. Doelle will inform through his experience with non-profit revitalization, historic preservation, fundraising, and educational outreach. The Best Western Inn and Suites in Farmington will provide a comfortable and attractive venue along the San Juan River. The hotel is pet-friendly, and has a pool, hot-tub, and fitness center. Highlights will include an opening reception at the Farmington Museum, and participation from a diverse range of local groups, including Native American and Celtic dancers and musicians. Aztec National Monument Ruins, Shiprock, Salmon Ruins, and Chaco Canyon beckon you to bring friends and family and tour the Four Corners. Calls for sessions and visitor information are being mailed to all NMAM members, courtesy of the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Over 330 applications requesting more than $90 million were submitted for the $14.3 million in available Save America’s Treasures (SAT) funding. Two organizations in New Mexico received funding. Congratulations! Acoma Pueblo was awarded $216,491. Built on top of a giant, craggy mesa, Acoma is one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the United States. Founded as early as A.D. 1100, its location made it virtually impregnable in early times. Save America’s Treasures funds will renovate one block of homes that have suffered major water and erosion damage. These structures adjoin the plaza of Acoma and are connected to historic and religiously significant kivas. The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe was awarded $550,000. The museum’s collections tell an intricately woven history of the many peoples and cultures of the Southwest. Millions of objects, artifacts, and samples are an irreplaceable legacy for Native and Anglo cultures. Grant assistance will support the purchase of storage furnishings for a new archaeological repository featuring climate control and fire-suppression technology. —Laurie J. Rufe, NMAM President

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Veronica Gonzales, Secretary of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Governor Susana Martinez has appointed–and the New Mexico Senate has confirmed–Veronica N. Gonzales of Albuquerque as Secretary of the State Department of Cultural Affairs. Gonzales, 48, is now in charge of the department that runs the state’s family of eight museums, six State Monuments, the Office of Archaeological Studies, New Mexico State Library, as well as the Historic Preservation and New Mexico Arts division. “New Mexico’s museums, libraries, arts and preservation programs are important educational and economic generators for our people and communities,” said Governor Martinez. “Secretary Gonzales has the background, knowledge and vision to make certain that these valuable cultural resources best serve the quality of life and economic well-being of our state.” Gonzales has an extensive background in legislative affairs, non-profit management, education, and Native American arts and culture. “I am honored and enthusiastic about working with the Department of Cultural Affairs, an agency that is recognized as one of the most diverse and comprehensive cultural institutions in the nation,” said Gonzales. “I feel strongly that New Mexico represents an invaluable treasure globally. More than ever before, we are at a time in our history when it is important to share the richness of our diversity in culture, race, ethnicity, languages and artistic expression that can only be found here in New Mexico.” The Department of Cultural Affairs, which was created in state government in 1978, has roots that go back to 1909 when the New Mexico Territorial Legislature founded the Museum of New Mexico in the Palace of the Governors on Santa Fe’s Plaza. DCA currently employs about 500 people statewide and has a budget of approximately $40 million. —Doug Svetnicka, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Best of the West True West magazine has honored the Department of Marketing and Outreach of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for “Best Old West Marketing Campaign.” The award recognizes a campaign for several of the New Mexico State Monuments: Lincoln State Monument, El Camino Real, Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Selden, and Fort Stanton. The winning campaign pairs archival photographs with witty and surprising copy. As True West reports, Shelley Thompson, Director of Marketing and Outreach, “challenged her team to connect Billy the Kid to Lincoln without relying on the one photograph of him that everyone has seen.” The staff found a photograph of a pool scene at the Lincoln County Courthouse. “Beyond the walls of the Lincoln County Courthouse, a kid named Billy chalked up another one,” wrote Kate Nelson, of the New Mexico History Museum, and contributor to Links). “For their creativity and passion,” writes True West, “we honor: Shelley Thompson (concept), Kate Nelson (copywriting) and Autumn DeHosse (graphic design).” (Editor’s Note: Award-winner Autumn DeHosse is the designer of this edition of Links.)

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Earth Now—An Experiment in Online Exhibition

Bill Owens, Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona, 2004. Courtesy, copyright, Bill Owens. Included in exhibition, Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment, at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and in the accompanying book published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

Four years ago the state museums in Santa Fe (New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governor’s, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Museum of International Folk Art) entered the world of social media, each with a Facebook page linked to Twitter accounts, and a presence on Flickr and YouTube. The number of the museums’ Facebook fans ranges from around 7,500 for the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture to around 3,000+ for the other museums. These fans are engaged, with the pages drawing around 12,000 daily views. The museums entered the brave new world of social media to connect with what we have all seen to be an exponentially growing global audience (Facebook has more than 680,000 million followers) who are increasingly turning to the internet for news and information and, as we

now know, abandoning traditional print media (newspapers and magazines). Fast forward two years to Annenberg Foundation Vice President and Director Charles Annenberg Weingarten—a man passionate about the internet’s power to effect positive change in our lives. He founded the website explore.org, which he describes as “a philanthropic community whose mission is to champion the selfless acts of others, to create a portal into the soul of humanity and to inspire lifelong learning.” Weingarten approached the Museum of New Mexico with a challenge: create an online exhibition incorporating social media. The New Mexico Museum of Art’s exhibition Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment, which opened on April 8, 2011, was ideal for this experiment, with its environmental concerns that resonate worldwide, with the internet-friendliness of L I N K s  sp r i n g 2011   4


photography, and with a bevy of living artists and environmentalists able to participate and contribute to a website that went online in October 2010 and will remain active through the run of the museum exhibition in October 2011. Earth Now (http://online.nmartmuseum.org/earthnow) is not the first online exhibition mounted by the Museum of New Mexico, but the Earth Now online exhibition charted new territory by launching months in advance of the exhibition’s museum opening and being designed to be user interactive. In contrast, previous online exhibitions, created years before social media’s development, are static pages. Earth Now online visitors have multiple opportunities to network with one another and with the exhibition. Over its projected life of nearly a year, the exhibition will expand in numerous directions dictated by the public’s interest and interaction with the site, and with new content added by the Earth Now curator, Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art. One question we look forward to answering is whether commencing the exhibition online, opening it to a global audience in a way traditional print media just cannot do, will draw additional visitors to the adobe and wood galleries when the show opens in April. Interestingly, a study (http:// interconnectionsreport.org) recently released by the IMLS indicates online exhibitions do increase gallery visitation. The Earth Now online exhibition will be our opportunity to test our visitation figures with the study’s findings. For those unable to make the trip to Santa Fe, there’s also a green element to opening the show to viewers who are only burning a few kilowatts in front of their computer to visit. The Earth Now online exhibition presents the work of twelve landscape photographers. Works by twentieth-century masters Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter introduce the exhibition. Adams and Porter allowed their photographs

to be used to advance the cause of a nascent environmental movement. These two artists’ more picturesque representation of the landscape, perhaps rooted in mid-19th century romanticized perception of American landscape as wilderness, are in sharp contrast to the more contemporary exhibition images presenting us with the havoc of man’s intrusion. Adams and Porter are followed by a group of younger landscape photographers who came of age in the 1970s—Robert Adams, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and Mark Klett—using their powerful images as subtle advocacy. The online exhibition includes written artist statements and video interviews with the artists, the exhibition curator Katherine Ware, and major figures in the environmental movement such as Jack Loeffler. A curator’s blog invites public comments. An invitation to the museum’s Facebook fans to upload their own landscape photographs was well received and drew attention to the site. The gallery exhibition of Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment is accompanied by a lecture series, gallery talks given by the exhibition artists, a speaker’s and a film series. With the online exhibition remaining up through the run of the museum exhibition, these activities will be recorded, and, along with updates and observations from the curator and artists, will be added to the online site until the gallery exhibition’s close. The Earth Now online exhibition is its own living and breathing environment—albeit virtual. —Steve Cantrell, Public Relations Manager, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Bremner Benedict, Two Grey Hills, 2008. Pigment print, 30 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist © Bremner Benedict. Courtesy NM Museum of Art

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New Mexico’s Small Museums A Links Series Norman Petty, his wife and pianist Violet, and guitarist Jack Vaughn formed the Norman Petty Trio in the late 1940s. Their major hit, “Mood Indigo,” enabled them to expand their small Clovis studio into the facility that attracted Buddy Holly and the Crickets from nearby Lubbock, Texas in 1956. There the Crickets recorded the classic songs “That’ll Be The Day,” “Oh Boy!” and “Words of Love.” Roy Orbison also recorded at the studio ("ooby Dooby" and "Tryin to Get To You" with the Teen Kings), along with many other artists from the 1940s into the 1980s. Petty was not only an independent music producer, he was also a music publisher, and Buddy Holly recorded some of his classics here at the won major awards for his Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. Courtesy songwriting. Violet Ann Petty Estate with permission of Kenneth Broad. Today the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis are curated by Kenneth Broad, a Clovis pastor who was appointed by the trustees of the Petty estate, and was recognized as the Clovis Citizen of the Year in 2009 for his dedication to preserving the Petty legacy. My husband and I were lucky enough to tour the studios with Mr. Broad a couple of years ago. He treated us to a full blast from the speakers in the main recording room where we could stand in front of the original vocal mics and channel Buddy. In an adjacent control room is the original recording equipment. In the back of the studio is a small apartment where the Pettys allowed visiting artists—often youngsters without the scratch for hotel digs—to live when recording: the kitchen and living rooms are pristine marvels of 1950s design. The walls are lined with photographs, awards, 45s, albums, and sheet music that originated at the studios. The nearby Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum in Clovis displays original recording equipment from the Petty studios, and many intriguing artifacts from the Petty estate, including Norman Petty’s collection of music boxes and his 1965 Yamaha motorcycle. His World War II uniform is on display: Petty’s military history plays a role in the Buddy Holly story. Petty liked to perform on military bases, and he loved the organ in the chapel at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. He recorded Holly’s hit “Maybe Baby” on that organ. The Norman Petty Studios at 1313 West 7th Street are open to visitors by appointment only. Call the Clovis Chamber of Commerce at 575-763-3435. The Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, 105 East Grand Avenue within the Clovis Business Enterprise Center, is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. For more information on Clovis’s Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven, visit www.clovisnm.org or call 575-763-3435. —Cynthia Baughman, Links editor

In Appreciation of MDA Museum Development Associates (MDA) of Santa Fe has closed its doors after providing over five years of valuable support to New Mexico’s museums and staff. Since its inception, MDA provided training and services in collections management, operations, and infrastructure development―offering “a hand up” to the many small and rural museums in our state. In 2009, Museum Development Associates entered into a collaborative agreement with Eastern New Mexico University to present a professional certification program in museum skills and training through distance learning: Small Museum Pro! This program is still being offered and the schedule and offerings can be found at www. smallmuseumpro.org. Classes cover collections management, collections care, education, administration, and exhibitions. 2011 classes are currently being offered in April and June. NMAM is grateful to Susan Barger and her associates for the role they have played in offering affordable and practical training to staff and volunteers in the small, emerging, and rural museums of our state. MDA’s service to our museum community was valued and will be missed. We wish Susan the very best.

—Laurie J. Rufe, NMAM President

Submissions and queries are welcome for this ongoing Links series. Please contact Cynthia.baughman@state.nm.us; 505-476-1146

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Regional reports Southeast Our second and third regional gatherings of southeastern New Mexico museum/ cultural organization personnel were held in September and December 2010. Both meetings were productive and worthwhile. Our group is focusing on two main projects: a regional marketing brochure and a Statehood Centennial cattle drive. We are also thinking about developing an art trail for our region. Our meetings have resulted in exhibit and resource sharing and brainstorming. — Nancy Dunn Southeast Regional Representative

Northwest The Northwest Region looks forward to welcoming NMAM members to the Annual Conference in November—plans are well underway for a culturally rich experience in the Four Corners. Museum volunteers, professionals, and interested supporters continue to develop the Four Corners Museum Network and to further the regional interests of institutions in the Four Corners. If you are interested in getting involved with the events, networking, training, and educational collaboration, please contact us at srcuration@ msn.com..

Local Focus: The Riverside Nature Center Farmington may draw to mind the starkness of the desert and remote rocky bluffs, but within the community is found an oasis of waterfowl, nesting eagles, and deer at the Riverside Nature Center. The Center is a developed wetland located next to the San Juan River and is a must-see in Farmington. A paved, lighted trail leads the seeker from a park, through woods, and along the river first to the All American Veterans Memorial, where computer kiosks teach of our military heritage and all services are honored, from the American Revolution to Iraq. After some time spent in reflection, continue to the Riverside Nature Center, where all manner of critters await you. Visit exhibits relating to the Center and wetland sustainability while viewing wildlife from the conservatory. (505-599-1422)

NMAM Scholarship Awards The NMAM Scholarship Program provides up to three $400 scholarships to students and emerging museum professionals whose attendance at the 2011 Conference will benefit their future involvement in the museum field. Scholarships are provided to cover travel, lodging, and per diem. NMAM will waive registration fees for the annual meeting and provide a one-year membership for the winning applicants. Priority will be given to those individuals/organizations who have not previously received a scholarship from NMAM. Contact Selena Connealy at selena.connealy@comcast.net to request an application form. —Selena Connealy, NMAM First Vice President

— Nancy Sweet Espinosa Northwest Representative

Riverside Nature Center, Farmington NM.

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NMAM Members 2010–2011 Business / Corporate Sponsor Astilli Fine Art Services David Astilli, Owner/Operator Krysta Astilli, Office Manager Lena Astilli, Registrar Wolf Consulting Arthur Wolf, Principal

Business / Small Business New Mexico Virtualization Ralph Chapman, Owner / Partner Linda Deck, Owner / Partner David Modl, Owner / Partner Untitled Fine Arts Service R. J. Bailie, President Cynthia Bailie, Vice President Winship Phillips Ken Phillips, Owner/Creative Director Becky Phillips, Owner/Art Director

Business / Private Practice Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Karen Brown, Volunteer Trainer CTM Professional Services Candace Matelic, President Museum Development Associates M. Susan Barger, Director Southwest Conservation Lab Bettina Raphael, Conservator Louise Stiver, Museum Consultant Tucana Productions Laurel Ladwig

Institutional Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Elizabeth Becker, Curator of Education Andrew Connors, Curator of Art Scott Nacke, Registrar Deborah Slaney, Curator of History Cathy Wright, Director Arizona State Museum Lisa Falk, Director of Education Beth Grindell, Director Davison Koenig, Senior Exhibits Coordinator Patrick Lyons, Head of Collections Mackenzie Massman, Head of Operations Michael Riley, Head of Public Programs Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center Nancy Dunn, Museum Manager Branigan Cultural Center Andrew Albertson, Education Curator Monica Perry, Administrative Assistant Rebecca Slaughter, Museum Manager

Carlsbad Museum and Art Center Patsy Jackson-Christopher, Director Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation Magee Poler, Office Manager City of Las Vegas Museums /  Rough Rider Memorial Collection Linda Gegick, Administrator Nellie Price, Museum Educator Pat Romero, Museum Assistant Cleveland Roller Mill Museum Dan Cassidy, Director El Rancho de las Golondrinas John Berkenfield, Director Michael King, Assistant Director / Curator of Education Julie Anna Lopez, Curator of Agriculture Joe Maes, Curator of Programs Lolly Martin, Museum Shop Director Sean Paloheimo, Operations Manager Farmington Museum Tom Cunningham, Curator Debbie Doggett, Collections Manager Cherie Powell, Education Coordinator Donna Thatcher, Riverside Nature Center Coordinator Bart Wilsey, Director Folsom Museum Kay Thompson, Treasurer Gadsden Museum Mary F. Bird, Curator Geronimo Springs Museum LeRena Miller, Museum Director Joey Perry, Recording Secretary Ghost Ranch Alex Downs, Curator of Paleontology Cheryl Muceus, Director of Museums Lorraine Velasquez, Museum Shop Manager Los Alamos Historical Society & Museum Rebecca Collinsworth, Archivist Hedy Dunn, Director Heather McClenahan, Assistant Director

Museum Resources Division, DCA Cynthia Baughman, Managing Editor, El Palacio Steve Cantrell, PR Manager David Rohr, Creative Director Shelley Thompson, Director of Marketing and Outreach National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Melanie LaBorwit, Museum Enrichment Coordinator New Mexico History Museum/ Palace of the Governors Wanda Edwards, Registrar Rene Harris, Assistant Director Tomas Jaehn, Librarian Frances Levine, Director Mary Anne Redding, Archivist New Mexico Mining Museum Star Gonzales, Executive Director Mary Savacheck, Museum Director NM New Deal Preservation Association Kathryn Flynn, Executive Director Open Space Visitor Center Jodi Hedderig, Manager RMAC Foundation Brinkman Randle, President Cindy Torrez, Executive Director Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation Sally Anderson, Executive Director Nancy Fleming, Programs/Publications Diane Marsh, Special Projects Director Lanice White, Administrator Roswell Museum and Art Center Caroline Brooks, Assistant Director Andrew John Cecil, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ellen Moore, Curator of Education Candace J. Russell, Museum Librarian Michael Van Raes, Preparator San Juan County Archeological Research Center and Museum / Salmon Ruins Nancy Sweet Espinosa, Curator /Education Coordinator

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Mary Beth Hermans, Curator of Education and Public Programs

Siri Singh Sahib Corporation Gurufateh Khalsa, Collection Care Manager

Moriarty Historical Society and Museum Tina J. Cates-Ortega, Vice-President

The Aztec Mill Linda M. Davis, Director

Museum of Archeology and Material Culture Bradley F. Bowman, Director

Tinkertown Museum Carla Ward, Owner

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Robin Farwell-Gavin, Senior Curator Janella Marsh, Membership/PR Maggie Magalnick, Director of Spanish Market Linda Muzio, Education Donna Pedace, Executive Director Jann Phillips, Finance

Individual Individual (Contributing) Rose Diaz, President and Senior Historian, Origins and Legacies Historical Services Tom Livesay, Executive Director, Louisiana State University Museum of Art

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NMAM Members 2010–2011 (continued) Laura Lovejoy-May, Special Events Manager, Museum of International Folk Art Ruth Ann Rugg, Executive Director, Texas Association of Museums Lynda Sanchez, Independent Advocate Sue Sturtevant, Director and CEO, Hill-Stead Museum Individual (Regular) Lauren Addario, Internship Coordinator and Instructor, New Mexico Highlands University, Media Arts Erin Anderson, Curator, Western Heritage Museum Complex & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame Annie Campagna, Monument Ranger, Coronado State Monument Agnes Chaves, Director, STEMArts Julia Clifton, Curator of Archeological Research and Collections, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture / Laboratory of Anthropology Selena Connealy, Educator, Museum Education Group Diane Dittemore, Curator, Arizona State Museum, Tucson AZ Stephanie Hawkins, Intern/Graduate Student, New Mexico State University Museum

Rachel Johnson, Collections Specialist, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology Mary Lyle, Education and Events Coordinator, Western Heritage Museum Mark MacKenzie, Director of Conservation/ Chief Conservator, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Seth McFarland, Director, Unser Racing Museum, Corrales NM Maurine McMillan, Director, Harvey House Museum Jeanette Miller, Director, Marketing & PR, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Tish Morris, Educator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Stacie Petersen, Registrar, Roswell Museum and Art Center Pat Price, Archivist, New Mexico Association of Museums Lisa Pugh, Director, Las Cruces Museum of Art Vicky F. Ramakka, Aztec Museum Victoria Riley Evans, Laboratory Manager, New Mexico Highlands University Anthropology Laboratory Mimi Roberts, Director for Media Projects, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Jennifer Robles, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, University Museum, New Mexico State University Laurie J. Rufe, Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center Shelle Sanchez, Director of Education, National Hispanic Cultural Center Donna Thatcher, Riverside Nature Center Coordinator, Farmington Museum Anthony Thibodeau, Collections Manager, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology Will Ticknor, Director of Museums, City of Las Cruces Museum System Jessa Tumposky, Curator of Education, Silver City Museum Michael Walczak, Museum Manager, Las Cruces Museum of Natural History Roxanne Witt Celeskey, Public Information Officer, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Individual (Student) Jennifer Duff, Photographer, Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center Heather Kline, Registrar, Nedra Matteucci Galleries

NMAM Governing Board President Laurie J. Rufe Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center rufe@roswellmuseum.org First Vice President Selena Connealy Educator, Museum Education Group selena.connealy@comcast.net Second Vice President Nellie Price Museum Educator, City of Las Vegas Museum nellie.price@gmail.com Treasurer Linda Deck Director, Bradbury Science Museum ldeck@lanl.gov Secretary Melanie LaBorwit Museum Enrichment Coordinator, National Museum of Nuclear Science and History mlaborwit@nuclearmuseum.org Membership Officer Caroline Brooks Assistant Director, Roswell Museum and Art Center brooks@roswellmuseum.org

Newsletter Editor Cynthia Baughman Managing Editor, El Palacio, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs cynthia.baughman@state.nm.us

Southeast Regional Representative Nancy Dunn Museum Manager, Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center ndunn@artesianm.gov

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Representative Anthony J. Thibodeau Collections Manager, Archaeological Research Collections, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology anthony.thibodeau@state.nm.us

Listserve Manager Bonnie Verardo Collections Manager, University of New Mexico Art Museum bverardo@unm.edu

Northwest Regional Representative Nancy Sweet Espinosa Curator and Education Coordinator, Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Library srcuration@msn.com Northeast Regional Representative Lauren Addario AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Coordinator, Media Arts West, New Mexico Highlands University laurenadd@gmail.com Southwest Regional Representative Michael Walczak Museum Manager, Las Cruces Museum of Natural History mwalczak@las-cruces.org

newsletter Design : autumn dehosse, Museum Resources Division, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Website Manager Doug Patinka Webmaster, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs doug.patinka@state.nm.us Education Committee Representative Tish Morris Senior Educator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science tish.morris@state.nm.us Archivist Patricia A. Price pjprint@q.com Annual Conference Chair Nancy Sweet Espinosa Curator and Education Coordinator, Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Library srcuration@msn.com

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Links Spring 2011 Issue NMAM Newsletter

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