Early Registration Closing on August 31st: “Museums Different,” Second Biennial Conference of the CMA

The Council for Museum Anthropology’s second biennial conference will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21, 2019. Using the unique position of Santa Fe -- the “City Different” -- as a starting point for thinking broadly about both local and global approaches to museum anthropology, the conference theme is “Museums Different.” We will build off the theme and conversations from our first conference, “Museum Anthropology Futures,” held in May 2017 at Concordia University in Montreal. 

The conference is based on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, home to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. The conference includes sessions and activities at the Institute of American Indian Arts as well as an evening reception at the School for Advanced Research. 


Registration is now open! Please visit the conference website for more information on registration, lodging, and visiting Santa Fe. Registration fee is $125. 

Early registration is closing on August 31, 2019

Session participants are required to register for the conference on or before this date.

Starting on September 1, 2019, registration fee will increase to $150.

Hotel Information:

Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites

725 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87505

We have reserved a small block of discounted rooms. Reserve your room by calling 505.982.5952, toll free at 866.433.0335, or use this special link to book online. The special rate that AAA and CMA have secured is $120 S/D plus tax and Xperience Xclusive fees. The Xperience Xclusive fee is an additional $15.00 per night. When making reservations by phone, please ask for the Museums Different: The Council for Museum Anthropology Conference rate. The block of rooms is limited, and rooms might sell out before the deadline. To ensure availability at the group rate, please make your reservations as soon as possible, as September is in high demand for the Santa Fe area.