Spring 2014 Network

Please enjoy this edition of Network, including news from around the state, an update on new museum legislation, the 2014 Conference keynote speaker, and much more! Spring 2014 Network Check back on the website this weekend for our virtual celebration of International Museum Day. We’ll have new highlighted photos from this year’s Museum Snapshot Day. […]

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. […]

Reeder-Davies Scholarship Program

The Cook Inlet Historical Society (CIHS) is excited to announce a new program to encourage research and writing about the Cook Inlet area and Alaska. Check out the details on their website. Deadline: April 1, 2014 he Brian Davies Memorial Grant for Alaska History supports creative projects and in-depth research that make a significant contribution to the study of Alaska […]

Winter 2013 Network

This edition of Network features a remembrance of Bea Shepard, articles from our conference scholarship winners, news from around the state and preliminary details for the JUNEAU LEGISLATIVE FLY-IN January 29-30, 2014.  Please RSVP to ensure your place at the training and for discounted lodging. Winter 2013 Network

WestMuse Blog features MA 2013 Conference

Read a recap of the 2013 conference on the Western Museum Association’s WestMuse Blog.

Job Opportunity: Sr. Curator of Programs

Lacey Simpson, Senior Curator of Collections for the City of Ketchikan Museum Department (Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center) has been promoted to Museum Director.  The City is now recruiting for the vacated position.  Please see the announcement below. SR. CURATOR OF PROGRAMS – The City of Ketchikan, Alaska seeks a multi-talented individual to […]

Welcome to the Board!

Museums Alaska is pleased to welcome three new Board members, elected at the 2013 conference in Haines: Eva Malvich, Director/Curator at the Yupiit Piciryarait Museum in Bethel Jackie Fernandez, Curator at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka Molly Conley, Historian/Collections Manager for the State Office of History & Archaeology in Anchorage Sorrel Goodwin also won […]

New fund helps museums manage their collections

Museums challenged to manage their collections have a new source of assistance, with the launch today of the Collections Management Fund. The new fund was created by Rasmsuon Foundation and will be managed by Museums Alaska. More details, guidelines and an application are on our website. Apply by October 31! Press Release

See you in Haines!

For all your conference needs, visit the conference website.  Thank you to the Haines Host Committee for all your work planning. We can’t wait to see you this week in beautiful Haines for the joint conference with Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska’s 30th Anniversary!  

Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients

Museums Alaska is happy to provide assistance to the following members to attend the Annual Conference in Haines through the Donna Matthews Professional Development Fund: LaRue Barnes, Director, Ilanka Cultural Center Hayley Chambers, Curator of Collections, Sitka Historical Society and Museum Molly Conley, Historian/Collections Manager, State of Alaska Susannah Dowds, Graduate Student, University of Alaska […]


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