Grant-writing for Museum Professionals

By Bianca Carpeneti During the latest Western Museums Association conference, one of the many sessions I attended was “Grant-writing for Museum Professionals,” presented by Morgan Bishop (Grants Management, Arizona Community Foundation) and Ariel Weintraub (Institutional Giving Manager, Oakland Museum of California).  During the 75-minute workshop, we worked through a number of topics, questions, and ideas to […]

Active Collecting

Presented by: Trevor Jones Article by: Kathi Reimer We know the importance of following our Collections Management Policy when acquiring new items in our museums. We have practiced saying no in a variety of caring and concerned ways. We try to be mindful of only allowing things to cross our threshold that fit into our […]

Testing Innovation at the Alutiiq Museum

Testing Innovation at the Alutiiq Museum

Presented by Marnie Leist, Director of Operations Article by Steven Villano At the fall Museums Alaska conference, Marnie Leist, Director of Operations at the Alutiiq museum in Kodiak, presented the session “Testing Innovation.”  The Director had to step forward on very short notice and give a presentation that had been prepared by another staff member, so […]

Angyaats: Repatriating Lost Knowledge

Presenter: Sven Haakanson, Burke Museum curator of Native American anthropology Article by: Ashleigh Reed Have you ever wondered what the artifacts in your museum would say if they could talk? I know your job would probably be a little easier if they just said, “Hey, let me tell you where I can from. You’ve got […]

Where Do We Start? Developing Exhibits

Where Do We Start? Developing Exhibits

by Nicole Peters The MA | AHS conference session lead by the multi-disciplinary team from ExhibitAK functioned as an interactive brainstorming workshop where real-life issues from the Alaskan museum sector were addressed. ExhibitAK is a Juneau-based museum planning and design firm dedicated to working with museums, cultural institutions, and other community spaces to develop and […]

Job Opportunity: Executive Director

Museums Alaska seeks an Executive Director to perform the following duties: 1) Provide a central office for Museums Alaska, Inc.; 2) Produce Museums Alaska newsletter communications and publications; 3) Prepare grant proposals and manage fundraising efforts, complying with all grant terms and conditions of grants received; 4) Maintain membership lists and develop membership; 5) Maintain […]

Collections Care workshop

The Seldovia Museum/Seldovia Village Tribe, in collaboration with the Seward Community Library and Museum, is offering a Collections Care workshop Feb. 28th – March 3, 2017. The workshop will include the basics of caring for (and identifying problems with) materials commonly found in museum collections, simple preventative conservation and cleaning methods, object rehousing and creating […]