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.