Grants Awarded to Eight Alaskan Museums

For Immediate Release
Museums Alaska
P.O. Box 756960, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
Phone (907) 474-5484
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DATE: May 13, 2020

CONTACT: Della Hall, di******@mu***********.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.


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