Announcements

Museums Alaska Hires New Director

Museums Alaska has hired Della Hall of Fairbanks as its new executive director. The selection was made after a statewide search process. “The Board is thrilled to welcome Della to this position,” says Molly Conley, President of Museums Alaska. “Della has been an active and engaged member of our board since 2015. She is a […]

Fellowship opportunity: Native American Fellowship

Native American Fellowship Apply now for an 11-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). February 10 is the deadline. PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our exciting, newly Native American Fellowship Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging cultural professionals of Native American, […]

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 […]

Hammer Museum hiring intern

The Hammer Museum is now accepting applications for their 2017 summer internship program. Founded in Haines, Alaska the Hammer Museum holds a collection that’s just as surprising as the majestic coastal mountains that surround it.  This museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the hammer, man’s first tool. With 2,000 hammers […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]