| Santa Fe, NM – March 13, 2019 | The Museum of New Mexico Licensing Program will host the 2019 Museum Design Summit on July 11 + 12, 2019 at Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art. Timed in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition of acclaimed mid-century designer Alexander Girard, A Designer’s Universe, and the renowned International Folk Art Market, this year's summit  features speakers such as award-winning Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and Susan Hoffman, co-founder of the legendary firm Wieden + Kennedy. The Museum Design Summit invites leaders in design, manufacturing, fashion, and media to spend two days immersed in presentations, museum collection tours, hands on activities, rich discussion and spirited networking events. This invitation-only event examines Culture, Color + Place and how these factors inform and inspire the design process.

Pamela Kelly, the founder of the Museum of New Mexico’s Licensing Program who conceived of the Museum Design Summit, envisions an event that will introduce designers to the extraordinary resources in the two featured museums, and provide a unique setting in which designers and manufacturers are exposed to one-of-a-kind, culturally-based textiles. Textile designer Kimberle Frost has worked with the Museum of New Mexico (MNM) Licensing program to create textile collections and notes the experience was transformative.

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About MNM Foundation Licensing Program
Since 1998, the MNM Foundation Licensing Program has partnered with the many highly regarded home furnishings manufacturers to develop collections inspired by the four museums’ expansive and international textiles, furniture, basketry, and ceramic collections. Not only do MNM Foundation licensees gain access to the museum’s world-renowned collections for design inspiration but they also use to their advantage their affiliation with a 100-year-old cultural institution. Past and current partners include Pollack Fabrics, Jan Kath Rugs, Kravet Fabrics, Mohawk Carpet, Hickory Chair, Wolf Gordon, West Elm and Marshall Field’s. For more information, please visit or connect through Facebook and Instagram @mnmlicensing.

About the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Founded in 1962, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is a private, non-profit organization which provides essential financial support and services for education, exhibitions, and acquisitions for four Santa Fe based cultural institutions: Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts Culture, New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Museum of Art, seven historic sites and the Office of Archaeological Studies.