Aaron Gardner named site supervisor at Casa San Ysidro

Aaron Gardner named site supervisor at Casa San Ysidro; hiring demonstrates the city's commitment to historic property

CORRALES, NM — July 27, 2020 — Albuquerque Museum has named Aaron Gardner as the site supervisor for Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales, NM. Gardner has functioned as the part-time, temporary site manager at Casa since 2018. The City of Albuquerque's hiring of Gardner as a full-time, permanent employee demonstrates a commitment to the educational programs and historic significance of the property.

“Aaron’s knowledge and enthusiasm for Casa San Ysidro make him an invaluable asset to Albuquerque Museum," says Curator of History Leslie Kim. "We are thrilled to have Aaron as a permanent part of the history department at Albuquerque Museum."

Gardner received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. He is certified in Museum Education and Outreach from the American Association for State and Local History. Prior to joining Albuquerque Museum, he was the event supervisor at Los Poblanos La Quinta Cultural Center. Most recently, Gardner was on contract through the Albuquerque Museum Foundation cataloguing collections items at Casa San Ysidro.

“Casa San Ysidro is a part of the Museum that requires devoted care, attention, and foresight," says Gardner. " I look forward to solidifying collaboration with the Village of Corrales and the City of Albuquerque and working with partnerships that have mutual goals in facilitating public education. My vision for Casa San Ysidro includes new innovation for shaping the museum’s programming, conditioning care for one of the most comprehensive Territorial New Mexican collections in the Southwest, and strategizing plans for the property’s near and distant future. Casa is a unique and memorable experience for visitors. My main priority is to assist people in living vicariously through traditional knowledge.”

Gardner officially begins on August 3, 2020. Please join us in welcoming him to the Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro.

About Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales
In the early 1950s, Shirley and Ward Alan Minge took a late 19th century building and turned it into a plazuela-style rancho to house their exuberant collection of New Mexico heritage arts. They lived there for many years, and then donated the property to the City of Albuquerque in the late 1990s.

Located in historic Corrales, New Mexico, Casa San Ysidro hosts tours to the public and school groups, opens its doors to the public through events, collaborates with community groups and artisans to educate about heritage arts, and provides research opportunities on the property and within its collections. Casa San Ysidro is a program of the history department at Albuquerque Museum.

973 Old Church, Road
Corrales, NM 87048


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