Announcements

2017 Museums Alaska Board Nominations

Museums Alaska is seeking to fill four open seats on the Board of Directors at the September Annual Meeting in Anchorage. Terms run from 2017-2020. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, August 24, 2017. A Museums Alaska board member can serve two 3-years terms; must be a member in good standing; receives no compensation; must […]

2017 Auction

Please consider donating an item (or items!) to Museums Alaska’s auction to support the Donna Matthews Professional Development Fund. The fund supports individuals attending the Museums Alaska Annual Conference. The auction will be held at the Annual Conference in Anchorage, September 28-30th. Donations are now being accepted! To donate, please fill out an online donation form, or download, […]

Western Museums Association seeks Communications & Program Coordinator

Communications & Program Coordinator – Job Announcement The Western Museums Association (WMA) seeks a creative individual to produce a range of communications, coordinate programs, and help plan/execute the Annual Meeting (conference). This full-time position (40 hours per week) works remotely via telecommuting, requires travel 2-3 times per year, and reports to the WMA Executive Director. […]

Congratulations Round 1 AAF and CMF Awardees

Thanks to generous funding from Rasmuson Foundation, institutions across the state received awards through the Art Acquisition Fund and Collections Management Fund programs this Spring. 2017 ROUND 1 COLLECTION MANAGEMENT FUND AWARDS Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum $8,140 Alaska State Museum $3,590 American Bald Eagle Foundation $1,160 Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad $3,000 Juneau-Douglas City Museum […]

Deadline Extended for Program Assessment RFP

The deadline has been extended for submitting proposals to assess the Collections Management Fund and Art Acquisition Fund programs, to April 14, 2017. This program assessment is intended to identify aspects of program design, structure, and process that can be improved. Some particular aspects of the evaluation include the following questions: Do the AAF and […]

Valdez Museum Opens Calls for Exhibit Proposals

The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive has formalized its exhibit proposal procedure, by releasing an Exhibit Proposal form. Exhibit proposals will be reviewed annually each June by a selection panel of museum staff, with a goal to finalize the museum’s exhibition schedule to planning five years in advance of exhibit production. Proposed temporary exhibitions may […]

Request for Proposals

Art Acquisition Fund & Collections Management Fund Program Assessment Since the establishment of the AAF program, one formal evaluation has been conducted to determine whether and to what extent the program’s objectives were being met. That evaluation, conducted in 2011, looked at several aspects of the AAF program, including, but not limited to: administration, ability […]