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Exploring the Southwest

People • Cultures • Communities

What's New

Conversation with the Curators: Looking Back

You can watch the conversation here.
In this Conversation with the Curator, New Mexico History Museum curators Alicia Romero and Hannah Abelbeck, joined by museum Director Billy Garrett, lead us through a virtual tour of the current exhibition Looking Back: Reflecting on Collections. They discuss how the museum collections and collecting practices have evolved over time with particular attention to colonialism, race and ethnicity and the identity of the museum.
This talk is part of a series made possible by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

You can also visit the Looking Back virtual exhibit here.

Take a Virtual Tour

Telling New Mexico

Discover the stories of the people who made the American West in this virtual tour through Telling New Mexico, a permanent exhibition that sweeps across more than 500 years of history—from the state’s earliest inhabitants to the residents of today..

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Looking Back

"Looking Back" is on exhibit now, but if you are not able to visit in person, check out this virtual model.

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Museum Highlights

Photo Archives

The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photographs, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, postcards, color transparencies, and lantern slides.

Chávez Library

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is a non-circulating, closed stack research facility. It preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.

The Palace Press

A working exhibit dedicated to the history of the state's printing traditions.

Portal Artisans Program

The Native American Artisans Program offers buyers the chance to interact with artisans under the portal of the Palace of the Governors.

The Palace of the Governors

Erected in 1610 by order of the Spanish Crown, the Palace of the Governors is the oldest public building in continuous use constructed by European settlers in the continental United States.

On the north side of the Santa Fe Plaza

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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