Friends of the Maxwell Membership Information

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The Maxwell Museum is an integral part of the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque communities and strives to represent the human cultural experience to visitors from all over the world. Like all university museums, the Maxwell has a unique and profound role in American society. In addition to exhibitions and public programs, the museum serves as a repository for objects from a variety of cultural groups from around the world; a research facility for visiting and affiliated scholars; and an educational resource for University faculty and students.

Friends receive special invitations to exhibition openings, lectures, educational field trips led by renowned scholars and experts, behind the scenes tours, discounts at the Museum store, and much more. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your membership supports collections, exhibits, scientific research, educational programs, and UNM students.

Give your most precious gift - your time.
Volunteering at the Maxwell Museum will enrich your life and will make an important contribution to education at UNM. Opportunities are available in many aspects of museum work. Volunteers who contribute 50 or more hours are awarded a Friends Curators Circle membership in recognition of their service.

The Maxwell Museum offers a number of ways for benefactors and businesses to partner with the Museum to achieve their philanthropic goals and meet their corporate needs.

Please review the membership information below, select the Friends membership category that best fits your interests, and join now!

If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Mary Beth Hermans 505-277-1400 or On behalf of the entire Maxwell staff, welcome to the Friends of the Maxwell Museum.

Friends of the Maxwell sign-up form

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is pleased to introduce you to our membership organization, the Friends of the Maxwell Museum. The Friends is administered directly by the Maxwell Museum with 100% of contributions directly supporting exhibits, programs, research, curation, and education.

Museum excursion to Pueblo Pintado led by Archaeologist and Puebloan scholar Tom Windes. 2009