Museum Snapshot Day

Welcome to the Alaska celebration of International Museum Day! Museums and Cultural Centers across the state submitted photos on a single day: April 20, 2013. Explore this feature roll or browse the whole gallery on our Flickr site (click any image to the right). The exhibition is a collaboration with the Alaska State Museum.

#2 SJM Shop April 20

Museum Snapshot Day

Museum shops in Alaska offer unique items from local communities so visitors can continue their museum experience at home. The Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is part of the Alaska State Museum.

Clothing Exhibit small display

Museum Snapshot Day

The Beringia Center of Culture and Science in Nome displays implements and ornaments used in the making of traditional clothing from the Bering Strait Region.

KI Genealogy

Museum Snapshot Day

Learning about King Island genealogy at the Carrie McLain Museum in Nome.


Museum Snapshot Day

6th graders in Valdez came to the Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum to learn about going to college (Prince William Sound Community College operates the museum). As part of the Kids2College program, they went to “classes” like First Aid, Acting, Biology, and Museum Studies and received “diplomas.”

Slate Grinding

Museum Snapshot Day

Visitors to the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak learn to make ground slate tools with archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall.


Seward conference website LIVE!

Time to start making your travel plans for the 2014 Annual Joint Conference in Seward, October 1-4, 2014.  The conference website is live at Museums Alaska’s theme: Milestones: Interpreting events that change the course of communities. Museums often preserve and share the impact of community changing events – from the tragic to the triumphant. […]


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