New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

“Lost Talent” Gallery on Display at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Andrea Jacquin
505-206-9144
andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is honoring New Mexicans who have lost their lives to drugs. The goal of the memorial gallery is to help show the local impact and consequences drugs have on our community. It is also a way for families to remember their loved ones.

”The lost talent wall is intended to help the surviving family and friends deal with the loss and help heal the void,” says Dianna Flores, coordinator Drugs: Cost & Consequences steering committee. “The museum is also planning a memorial event in September.”

The memorial gallery is part of the ongoing Drugs: Cost & Consequences from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. The exhibit explores the costs of legal and illegal drugs to individuals and their impact on society. The museum is asking other families of victims of drug abuse to send in their story and a photo of their loved one to add to the memorial wall.

Photos and stories can be sent to dianna.flores@state.nm.us

 

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

 Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

 

1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. , closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.

 

 


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