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History

Information about the history collection at Albuquerque Museum.

HISTORY 

 

Repostero, 1665, silk, velvet, gold, silver, linen and jute, 142 x 142 in. (360.7 x 360.7 cm) Albuquerque Museum. Gift of the 18th Duke (Don Beltran Osorio y Diez de Rivera) and Duchess of Alburquerque, Spain via the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, PC1973.33.1

Repostero, 1665, silk, velvet, gold, silver, linen and jute, 142 x 142 in. (360.7 x 360.7 cm) Albuquerque Museum. Gift of the 18th Duke (Don Beltran Osorio y Diez de Rivera) and Duchess of Alburquerque, Spain via the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program, PC1973.33.1 

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12,000 B.P. to the present day

Albuquerque Museum’s History Collection includes approximately 27,000 works of art, artifacts, furnishings, photographs, and archives that represent the history of Albuquerque and the central Rio Grande Valley from 12,000 B.P. to the present day.

The History Collection was founded with a major donation of approximately 1,000 objects assembled by the Albuquerque Historical Society between the 1940s-1960s. Other major accessions include archaeological materials donated by the Albuquerque High School and Albuquerque Historical Society, and approximately 1800 objects from the Ward Alan and Shirley Jolly Minge Collection exhibited at Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales. The collections speak to major historical periods and events include the founding of La Villa de Alburquerque; Spanish Colonial and Mexican history; 16th-20th century agriculture and ranching; Territorial Period and 20th century military history; the arrival of the railroad; ballooning, aviation and automobile travel; and Route 66.

 

Community History Exhibit Gallery - Proposal Form

The William A. + Loretta Barrett Keleher Gallery: Exploring the rich heritage of Albuquerque through the stories of the people and community groups that make up the city. 

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