Four of Alaska’s collecting institutions, in four different communities from Ketchikan to Anchorage, have been awarded $32,163 in grants. The awards will support collections care projects through funds created by Rasmuson Foundation and administered by Museums Alaska.
Established in 2013, the Collections Management Fund supports projects that advance the preservation of museum collections with awards of up to $15,000. The fund provides critical support for the care of objects documenting Alaska’s cultural and natural heritage. In October, Museums Alaska selected four projects to fund. The funded projects include management and accessibility improvements for archival collections, large object storage improvements, and a community-focused conservation internship.
The fund will offer additional grants in 2020. For eligibility information, application deadlines, and submission directions, please visit our grants page.
Museums Alaska is a statewide professional organization supporting Alaska’s collecting institutions and their staff members and volunteers. The non-profit organization supports museums and cultural centers in Alaska and enhances public understanding of their value. A nine-member volunteer board governs Museums Alaska with funding from memberships, grants, gifts, and sales.
COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT FUND AWARDS FALL 2019
Anchorage Museum Association—$4,700 for Community-Focused Conservation Internship
Ketchikan Museums—$7,803.14 for Research Room Large Object Storage Project
Kodiak Historical Society—$4,990.80 for Archives Access Project
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center—$14,670 for Archives Management and Accessibility Project
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