Archive | November 2016

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Request for Proposals: Exhibit Design and Production for Knowing Your Place Exhibit

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI), a regional Alaska Native cultural and educational organization located in southeast Alaska, intends to develop an engaging, educational and content-rich interactive exhibit featuring a map-based display of places of significance to Tlingit and Haida clans and kwáans, and three video- and animation-based displays about Tlingit fishing practices and technology including 1) […]

Packing & Crating workshop

By: Leslie Fried – Curator, Alaska Jewish Museum The Museums Alaska / Alaska Historical Society Conference 2016 afforded me the opportunity to attend a Packing and Crating workshop on the Tuesday before regular conference sessions. At this workshop we addressed issues concerning the protection of both outgoing and incoming objects, as well as the proper […]

Spruce Root Basketry Conservation Workshop

Spruce Root Basketry Conservation Workshop

by Erika Brown, Registrar, Ketchikan Museums Recently I had the good fortune to attend the 2016 Museums Alaska & Alaska Historical Society joint annual conference in Juneau, Alaska. This generous opportunity was made possible through a grant from the Donna Matthews Professional Development Fund. My time in Juneau was full of conference sessions, visiting local […]

Paper Problems: Managing Archives in a Small Museum

by Anjuli Grantham Most small museums have archival collections, and most small museum professionals scratch their head and fret about the best way to manage these collections. After all, although both archival and object collections are critical to our missions, these different types of collections are rooted in different professional practices. Della Hall and Charles […]

Key Takeaways from Mission: Leadership

By: Anjuli Grantham Walking into the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff facility was an emotional moment for me. Like many around the state, I played a small role in the SLAM building project, assisting with advocacy, taking part in the Exo program to pack the museum collections prior to the move, and serving as a […]

Advocacy training opportunity

Wondering about advocacy or needing a refresher?  Check out this one month online advocacy class in February with Museum Study.  Advocacy should be a best practice of museums, and museums and other non-profits need to become more comfortable with advocacy and incorporating it into their ongoing operations.  It is all about developing relationships – in order to […]

Haines Sheldon Museum seeking intern

The Haines Sheldon Museum, an AAM–accredited museum located in Haines, Alaska, is seeking an intern to help with a collections inventory project that will begin in January 2017. The intern will also help staff with exhibits, museum store, and educational programming as determined by the candidate’s interests and skills. The intern will be paid minimum […]