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Mar 26, 2018 through Apr 16, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Backstage Exhibition Tours
Go behind-the-scenes to learn how museum exhibitions are designed and installed

Backstage Exhibition Tours

Backstage Exhibition Tours will take visitors into the workshops and restricted areas of the state museum system in Santa Fe to get a first-hand look at the exhibit development process for Beadwork Adorns the World. This exhibition is currently in development by Museum Resources staff for the Museum of International Folk Art. 

This series of four tours begins on March 26 and continues weekly through April 16. Each tour covers a distinct development phase: exhibition design, conservation, fabrication/mountmaking, and installation. 

Pricing for each tour is $25 or $85 for all four. Spaces are limited, so call to purchase your tickets before March 22. Call for registration and info at (505) 476-1125 or tours@msdgraphics.com.

The tours will be presented by the staff of Museum Resources (MRD), a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. MRD designs, builds and installs exhibitions for the Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Historic Sites.

Proceeds from the tours will help fund professional development opportunities for the Museum Resources staff.

Spring 2018 Tour Schedule

March 26, 10 am: Design Tour Location: Udall Center, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM Learn about the exhibition design process and see a virtual model of the upcoming exhibition.

April 2, 10 am: Conservation Tour Location: Conservation Lab at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe. Learn how rare objects in museum collections are restored and preserved. 

April 9, 10 am: Fabrication and Mountmaking Tour Location: Exhibits Central Building, 120 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM Learn how objects are prepared for presentation and exhibition displays are constructed in the museum workshops.

April 16, 10 am: Installation Tour Location:  Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM See the actual installation process of Beadwork Adorns the World.


For more information, contact Caroline Broussard at (505) 476-1125

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