WNMU Museum Reopening Monday, October 8

Fleming Hall, which houses Western New Mexico University Museum and which underwent an extensive transformation, will reopen to the public on Monday, October 8, 2018.

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The Western New Mexico University Museum in Fleming Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, October 8, 2018. It will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while the transformation is being completed. The WNMU Museum’s new exhibits are being installed through this winter and next spring, so lower floor rooms will open in phases over the next few months.

The WNMU Museum, which opened in 1974, will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a grand reopening black-on-white gala during CLAY Festival 2019.

The date when the WNMU Museum’s collections will reopen to research, loans and tours will be determined as the transformation progresses.

Home of the world’s largest collection of Mimbres artifacts, the WNMU Museum was temporarily closed while its official home, historic Fleming Hall, underwent a $3.2 million transformation funded through WNMU’s allocation from the 2016 General Obligation Bond for Higher Education.

Updates on the WNMU Museum’s transformation and reopening may be found at museum.wnmu.edu.

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