Does the LEPC have your number? Disaster Planning

By CJ Jones This session was designed to provide guidelines for disaster pre-planning in your museum.  We discussed the difference between an EMERGENCY (A man-made or natural incident that requires immediate response) versus a DISASTER (A man-made or natural incident that overwhelms the response system) and preparing for both so that an emergency doesn’t necessarily […]

Intellectual Property Rights for Cultural Organizations write-up

by Charles Hilton In Juneau, I attended the session on Intellectual Property Rights for Cultural Organizations by Freya Anderson of the Alaska State Library.  Of course, copyright law is really complex and incredibly boring, but Freya presented in a context that was easy to follow and very relevant for academic institutions.  Organizations like Creative Commons were discussed along with […]

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 […]