ARLIS/Mountain West & Central Plains Chapters invite you to their joint conference to be held in the enchanting and historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 27-30, 2005. The conference will be held at the Inn of the Governors, and the theme of the conference is "Where Cultures, Museums, and Libraries Meet."


Come and join us for a getaway to the city different, a city that embraces its natural environment unlike any other in the United States. A city whose beautiful, brown adobe architecture blends with the high desert landscape. A city that is, at the same time, one of America's great art and culinary capitals.

The keynote speaker will be Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Research Center. The highlight of the conference will include a tour of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the current exhibit "Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol, Flowers of Distinction", followed by a reception at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center.

Other highlights include a panel of Native American Artists, a tour of the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum followed by a reception, tours of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, followed by a reception at the Museum of International Folk Art, a tour of El Sanctuario de Chimayo and talk on its restoration by Claire Munzenrider, Chief Conservator at the Museum of International Folk Art, and a walking tour of Canyon Road galleries.

The conference will also feature two workshops: "Managing Time, Money, and Quality at your Library" by Pat Wagner, the LAMA/ALA Regional Institute trainer for project management, and "Cataloging First Aid: All You Need to Know to Make Cataloging Work", to be conducted by Daniel Starr, Manager of Bibliographic Operations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Kay Teel, Catalog Librarian at Stanford University.

We hope that you can join us for what plans to be a wonderful and exciting joint chapters conference in Santa Fe!

Marilyn Russell,
Library Director, Institute of American Indian Arts


The deadline for conference registration is September 26, 2005.

The conference will take place at the Inn of the Governors , located in downtown Santa Fe. Rooms have been reserved for ARLIS/Mountain West and Central Plains Chapters for the group rate of $139.00 plus tax (approximately $152) for single or double. For reservations, please call their toll-free number 1800-234-4534.

For more information about sessions and activities, see the Program & Schedule page.

2005 Conference Planning

Local Arrangements:
Nancy Pistorius
Mari Russell
Eumie Imm-Stroukoff
Allison Colborne
Ree Mobley
Stephanie Owen
Jenni James

Registration: Tom Riedel

Website: Chris Ramsey