Mimi Roberts

Director for Media Projects
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

The unifying theme of my professional career—spanning over 37 years—has been expanding access to cultural experiences for diverse constituencies. As Director for Media Projects at the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for the past ten years, I promote the use of technology by New Mexico's cultural institutions and administer the Center for Cultural Technology, a partnership with the Department of Media Arts & Technology at New Mexico Highlands University, a regional, Hispanic-serving institution.

CCT's mission is cultivating a home-grown, ethnically diverse, creative talent pool of multimedia specialists capable of working with cultural content and committed to serving their communities. In addition to training students, we are also committed to developing practical and affordable technological solutions for cultural institutions through the CT Development Lab, a Museum Classroom at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, our Community Technology makerspace initiative, and the AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Internship Program.

My previous work has included five years as the Program Director of TREX: the Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico (2000-2005), and serving as the U.S. Commission of the Venice Biennale, where I organized an exhibition of paintings by Robert Colescott, the first African-American artist to represent the U.S. there in a single-artist exhibition (1997).