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 […]

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 […]

Thank you from Lani Hotch

NB: Lani Hotch, 2016 recipient of Museums Alaska’s “Award for Excellence in the Museum Field,” asked to share the following message with our members. Dear Museums Alaska members, It was quite and honor to receive the “Award for Excellence in the Museum Field,” seemingly right out of the gate, but in retrospect the opening of […]

Tongass Historical Society announces scholarship recipient

The Tongass Historical Society is proud to announce that Anne Rittgers, a graduate student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks,.is the first recipient of the THS Patricia Roppel Scholarship.  Anne is in the interdisciplinary Arctic and Northern Studies Program and is specializing in Northern History.  The THS Patricia Roppel scholarship was established in 2016 with […]

Traveling exhibit “Talkeetna Mountains/Cretaceous Oceans”

James Havens is currently working on a traveling museum exhibit titled “Talkeetna Mountains / Cretaceous Oceans.”  The exhibit features recent ancient marine reptile discoveries from the Talkeetna Mountains made last summer by UAF.  Havens has completed a 32ft oil on canvas mural as well as a life reconstruction of an elasmosaurs head and neck portion […]