SPRING 2017: the Maxwell Museum will move a historic totem pole from the museum courtyard into the Hibben Center for Archaeology. Restoration will take place in the Hibben Center atrium during April and May. The restoration schedule is subject to change. For further information about renting the atrium during that time, please contact Maren Svare at 277-1830.
If you are looking for a space to host your next academic event, the Maxwell Museum has a space to fit your needs*. You can choose from the Maxwell Museum galleries, the Hibben Center auditorium, or the Hibben Center Atrium. The Maxwell Museum galleries are perfect for academic receptions or buffet-style gatherings and give participants the opportunity to peruse the exhibits in a relaxed setting. The Hibben Center, located just south of the museum, offers larger spaces. The Atrium is wonderful for conference dinners, department convocations, and receptions. The Auditorium seats 100, and provides a projector that can be used with a personal laptop.
The rental fee is $250. Before 10:00 a.m., after 4:00p.m. and on Sundays, a mandatory Security fee of $20/hour is also charged. Your rental fee includes the space of your choice, up to 50 chairs and 5 tables, the gift shop open upon request (Maxwell Museum galleries only). Cleaning fees may be assessed.
You are responsible for setting up and breaking down your event. Please note that when you schedule your event you must include set up and break down time. This will ensure that additional security fees are not incurred, and that your event goes smoothly. You may arrange catering through the University of New Mexico Student Union Building, or through another party. Alcohol is permitted, but you must file a permit with the University, furnish a NM licensed server who holds a valid bartending certificate. UNM paperwork is required and available upon request. You are also responsible for contacting UNM Parking and informing your guests concerning parking regulations.
* The Maxwell Museum hosts events directly related to academic endeavors. No private events, sorry.
Contact Maren Svare at 277-1830 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your event.