On Exhibit celebrates Santa Fe’s long legacy of museum design by presenting a unique combination of historic photographs placed alongside reconstructed vignettes depicting early exhibition displays. Sections on design, production techniques, and tools of the trade highlight the creative talent and skill necessary for effective exhibits. Video interviews with museum staff, past and present, reveal behind-the-scenes stories about the Santa Fe museums not previously known. This installation includes examples from the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and selected New Mexico Historic Sites.
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico shows that effective exhibition design is more than just arranging objects in a space. Design serves as the bridge between a curator’s scholarship and the visitor’s comprehension. At its best, exhibit design creates immersive environments that evoke curiosity, facilitate learning, and provide enjoyment for all visitors.
Developed by the Exhibit Services team of Museum Resources, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, October 26 in the atrium lobby of the New Mexico History Museum.
5:00 to 6:30 PM: Refreshments served by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.
Contact: David Rohr, 505-476-1137