Indian Pueblo Cultural Center receives grant to assist reopening efforts

Pictured: The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(Photo: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center)

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$7,500 grant to be used for COVID-19 recovery

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC), located at 2401 12 Street NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is pleased to announce that it has received a $7,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC).

The grant funds will be used for COVID-recovery efforts at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, such as supply and equipment expenses for personal protective equipment and disinfectants to ease employees' transition back to the physical workplace, and to modify spaces to facilitate the safety and health of employees and visitors, including reworking exhibits, common areas, and office spaces. The funds will also help with consultant fees to assist Indian Pueblo Cultural Center staff with reopening safely and strategically, and for stipends and honorariums for artists, educators, and dancers who provide artistic, cultural, and educational services.

“The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has been closed since March, so we are really grateful for this grant which is helping us financially during this trying time,” says Dr. Beverlee J. McClure, VP of Cultural and Community Engagement at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. “This funding will help us prepare the Center to receive guests in the safest manner possible when the time comes.”

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has no firm reopening date scheduled at this time, as current New Mexico state public health mandates require museums to remain closed for the time being.

About Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 

Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understand by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. Visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages, and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine. To learn more, please visit: www.facebook.com/IndianPueblo and www.indianpueblo.org.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center logo, IPCC
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