Exploring Materials + Methods from Global Cultures to Tech Trailblazers

February 23 + 24, 2017
Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Please join us for this invitation-only event!

Designers and manufacturers can tap into this exciting time of discovery and experimentation and learn about methods and materials for developing inspiring product. This influential and unique industry event will feature experts at the forefront of new technology, as well as those committed to transforming traditional methods and materials.

Included is a tour of the 26,000-piece world class textile and ethnographic dress archive at the Museum of International Folk Art and the graphically rich ceramic, basketry and weaving collections at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. These archives are closed to the public – this is an exclusive opportunity to see designs and objects rarely on view. To see what the 2015 Summit was like, click here.

EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact Pamela at if you would like an invitation to the next Museum Design Summit.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

And thank you to our esteemed advisory panel!

Kimberle Frost (textile designer), Laura Levinson (Valdese Weavers), Robert Nachman, Bobbie Sumberg (textile scholar), Rebecca van Bergen (Nest), Lori Weitzner (Weitzner Limited)