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
This free interpretive training is taking place in Seward on May 21, 8:00-5:30. All training sessions will be held at the National Park Service, Legends Building on the corner of Washington St. and 5th Ave in Seward and is sponsored by the National Park Service. The day-long training is being geared specifically for small museums […]
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PUBLIC TESTIMONY OPPORTUNITY! Don’t miss your chance to advocate for museums this week! Take 2 minutes and participate in the hearings Tuesday or Wednesday March 5-6 (depending on your community) to tell the House Finance Committee that you support museum funding in the operating budget. A schedule is below – just show up at your […]
The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) plans to offer one day of archival training May 7 or 8, 2013, probably at the UAA campus. In order to proceed with planning this event I would like to know who would be interested in attending. This training will be similar to that held in May […]
“The MAP program is crucial for any organization looking to gain a sense of standing against museum benchmarks and assess its strengths and weaknesses. The self study, site visit and report assisted our staff, volunteers and board in necessary education growth. The report will be an invaluable tool for our museum long into the future.” […]
Check out the most recent Museum Bulletin, published by the Alaska State Museums. The next scheduled web chat is June 13 @11 am. Among other news is a list of some of the great conservation blogs created by ASM staff: What’s that white stuff? Ellen Carrlee Conservation The Alaska Fur ID Thanks to Alaska State […]
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Tru Vue® Inc. has partnered with the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) to offer grants to support projects in glazing applications for preservation of museum and library collections. Funds are to help defray direct project costs, including supplies and publicity. Projects must be supported by a conservator […]
The American Association of Museums’s (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts, and MetLife Foundation announce the launch of a major new initiative designed to enable selected museums to design, research and prototype innovations, testing novel approaches to field-wide challenges in a laboratory-like setting. The initiative is entitled the Innovation Lab for Museums, and […]