For Immediate Release
P.O. Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
Phone (907) 474-5484
Home page: https://museumsalaska.org
DATE: May 13, 2020
CONTACT: Della Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eight of Alaska’s collecting institutions, in seven different communities from Sitka to Fairbanks, have been awarded $72,917 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 May, Museums Alaska selected seven projects to fund. The funded projects include conservation of indigenous watercraft, upgrading an archive database, and a pest management consultation.
For future grant opportunities, eligibility information, application deadlines, and submission directions, please visit the Museums Alaska website.
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 SPRING 2020
Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository—$11,153.66 for Integrated Pest Management Consultation
American Bald Eagle Foundation—$1,869.70 for Diorama Room Barrier Project
Pratt Museum—$11,854.95 for Condition Reporting Community Collections
Resurrection Bay Historical Society, Inc.— $8,150 for Conservation of Iditarod Racing Bib and Kuspuk
Sheldon Jackson Museum—$4,425.00 for Conservation Support Intensive
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.—$14,976.00 for Archives Upgrade Project
Talkeetna Historical Society—$5,487.24 for Fulfilling Collections Assessment Program
University of Alaska Museum of the North—$15,000 for Conservation Assessment of Indigenous Watercraft Collection