Annual Meeting Attendees

Attendee Information

The community in which the museum lives defines its mission, values, and work.  As professionals, we want our museums to be relevant, well attended, and meaningful for those who visit.  Creating that meaningful place takes more than offering what we believe will resonate with the community.  It takes the museum being an integral part of that community and a willingness to be responsive and adapt.


People, history, culture, and geographic locale all uniquely define a place.  In Texas, our geographic range, cultural influences, and cross-cultural history creates a landscape of museums that are both vastly different from each other and yet share the same commitment – to reflect the community in which they are a part.


El Paso is the largest US/Mexico border community with an active and vibrant bi-national population.  Often described as 3 states (Texas, New Mexico, Chihuahua, MX); 2 countries; 1 region, the Borderplex is rich with art, history, and cultural institutions that will offer a unique backdrop to explore how museums may be inspired by place and inspire people.


Evening Events:

  * Tuesday, April 2: Magoffin Home

  * Wednesday, April 3: El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of History

  * Thursday, April 4: University of Texas at El Paso museums


Pre & Post-Conference Workshops and Excursions:

  * El Paso Downtown mural and architecture tours, El Paso Museum of Archaeology (with

    possible side trips to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site)

  * Juárez, Mexico visit to Museo de la Revolución en La Frontera and walking tour (passport


  * New Mexico, including Las Cruces and Alamogordo (with possible side trips to White Sands

    National Monument)

hotel Accommodations

There are two host hotels for the TAM 2019 Annual Meeting in El Paso:

Doubletree by Hilton                                                      Courtyard by Marriott

600 N El Paso St                                                                610 North Santa Fe Street  

El Paso, TX 79901                                                              El Paso, Texas 79901

(915) 532-8733                                                                  (915) 532-7600

Both hotels are within walking distance to the El Paso Convention Center, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History. We hope you will consider staying at one of the host hotels, as part of the TAM room block. This will help keep the TAM Annual Meeting affordable to all attendees. The TAM room block is available until March 11, 2019. Rates are $135/night for single or double occupancy at the Doubletree and $139/night at the Courtyard. Rooms are selling quickly, so be sure to book soon!

To make reservations at the Doubletree ($135/night), please call Hilton reservations at: 1-800-222-8733, using the group name “TAM,” or via the following secure web link.

Reservations for the Courtyard by Marriott ($139/night) can be made by calling 1-888-236-2427, using the group name “TAM,” or via the following secure web link: 

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