Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

FAQs

Where is the MoCNA Collection?
The collection is housed in its new storage located at the Science and Technology building on the campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) at 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Where is the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts?
The Museum is in downtown Santa Fe at 108 Cathedral Place about one block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and across from the La Fonda Hotel.

How do I research the collection?
Research of the collection requires an appointment made with the collections staff.  Details on how to make a research request are here. You may also contact a staff member by email at collections@iaia.edu.

Where is the Robert and Barbara Ells Family Collection Gallery?
The collection storage has a built in gallery dedicated as the Robert and Barbara Ells Family Collection Gallery in honor of their generous financial support to the 2010 campaign to move the National Collection of Contemporary Native Arts to its permanent storage facility. Regular exhibits featuring pieces from the collection are on display in the gallery. The gallery also serves as a public viewing room into the entire collection storage space. It is open to the public daily Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Are there tours of the collection?
Since the Robert and Barbara Ells Family Collection Gallery provides a full view of the storage area, it is not necessary to schedule a tour through the storage space itself, but by special appointment, a staff member can be made available to meet groups to talk about the collection. You may contact a collection staff member by email at collections@iaia.edu.

Is the collection digitized and available online?
The digital images and data for the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art are in the process of being reviewed for inclusion in an online database.

Do you give appraisals?
Appraisals are not possible.  A list of certified appraisers who may be able to help you is on file.  Please contact us by email at collections@iaia.edu.