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University museum gains new curator

Jennifer Robles, the newest addition to the New Mexico State University Museum staff, will be taking on curator duties.

Jennifer Robles is the new museum curator for the New Mexico State University Museum. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Robles, who arrived at NMSU only a month ago, will handle everything from collections management to organizing exhibit schedules to acting as a guide for student curators. In addition, she will be contributing her own work for museum display.

"I am excited about the possibilities for the museum. The museum has a very diverse collection; there are so many cultures and histories we can examine," Robles said.

Robles, who spent most of her life in Baltimore, Md., earned her Bachelor's of Anthropology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She went on to receive her Master's of Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and holds a doctorate from the University of Sydney. Before coming to NMSU, Robles was a curator for the National Electronics Museum in Baltimore.

Robles will be overseeing the exhibit constructions that will be done by four student curators in 2009-2010. She will be available to the students for guidance and making sure all the items are properly cared for. In addition, Robles will be working on her own exhibit which will focus on Hopi Kachina dolls.

The University museum is located in Kent Hall and the Museum Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.