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“Mimbres pottery”

Western New Mexico University Museum
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Silver City
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Owner description: Located on the campus of Western New Mexico University, this museum features important collections including Casas Grandes pottery, artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern cultures, historic Navajo rugs and photographs of Silver City and surrounding areas.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This small university museum has possibly the finest collection of Mimbres pottery in the country, probably in the world. It is a must for every archaeologist wanna-be.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

It was interesting to see the gorgeous Mimbres pottery and learn about the people who made it. The building was quite large and old. There is a "no photographs" policy in effect.

Thank Carol N
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice way to spend a day. I enjoyed everything. The knowledge and experience of the staff is excellent.

Thank Orokju8
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The WNMU museum has a wonderful collection of Mimbres pottery which is absolutely stunning and unlike any pottery I have seen. There are many other exhibits of Southwestern topics as well.

Thank BluePony12
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

The pottery is simply breathtaking. I've looked at pottery in SW museums for decades and have rarely seen this level of quality.
The displays are amateurishly constructed and dirty with frequent misspellings. The prohibition against photography is completely assinine. When I asked why I couldn't take flash-free photographs I received an utterly nonsensical explanation.
I'd like to see this world-class pottery placed in the hands of more professional and enlightened curators.

Thank Bob B
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Wnmu M, WNMU Museum Director at Western New Mexico University Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thank you for your review! Western New Mexico University Museum is preparing for a $3.3 million renovation of the building and exhibitions thanks to New Mexico voters and Western New Mexico University, our parent institution! The renovation, which begins July 2016, includes adding heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire suppressions, and new security systems, and installing new, interactive, and engaging exhibitions. At the moment, staff are in the planning stages with our architects and exhibit designers, and writing grants for new innovative and interactive exhibitions. As it becomes available, information information about the renovation, including designs, the location of the temporary museum while Fleming Hall undergoes renovation, and much more will be posted to our website. Plans are to permit visitors to photograph exhibitions and objects for personal use only in the newly renovated Museum.

We will hold a Grand Reopening Celebration when the renovations are complete and we hope that you will join us!

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