- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - The museum at Western New Mexico University which holds an extensive collection of prehistoric American Indian pottery and blankets will close temporary for renovation.

Officials say construction is scheduled to begin in August and end the fall of 2017 to renovate the nationally registered historic building.

The $3.2 million project will focus on three main objectives including the updating of the HVAC system, installation of a fire suppression system, and a new security system.

Known for the NAN Ranch Collection and Eisele Collection of Mimbres pottery, the University Museum currently displays a history of mining in the area, as well as a pictorial history of Western New Mexico University.

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