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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) halibut hooks, 2) king salmon lures, and 3) inter-tidal salmon trap complexes. This exhibit will be integrated with K-12 curriculum materials including eight units and 26 lesson plans on these topics (developed separately). The exhibit must be designed to work on multiple platforms, including electronic displays in SHI’s exhibition hall and another format (either on-line or another computer-based technology) suitable for deployment in school districts in small Alaska Native villages in southeast Alaska.

The RFP for SHI’s digital interactive, experiential museum exhibit is available on our homepage and also here: http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/about/careers.

Sealaska Heritage Institute RFP

Applications will be accepted for the full exhibit, but proposals may also be accepted for the interactive place name map exhibit as a stand-alone project, and the three fishing technology exhibits as a separate, independent project. However, such applicants must demonstrate the overall integration of the four components.

Applicants having questions about the RFP shall submit their questions in writing to Dr. Chuck Smythe via email: chuck.smythe(at)sealaska(dot)com.  SHI will respond to the questions in writing and share the questions received from all applicants, and responses, with other vendors. The deadline for when vendors can send their questions is December 12.

Proposals shall be submitted to:

Charles W. Smythe, Director
Culture and History Department
Sealaska Heritage Institute
105 S. Seward St, Suite 201
Juneau, AK 99801

Six paper copies and one electronic copy shall be submitted by December 21, 2016. Electronic copies shall be submitted to Dr. Smythe at the above email.

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