Resources

Grant-writing for Museum Professionals

By Bianca Carpeneti During the latest Western Museums Association conference, one of the many sessions I attended was “Grant-writing for Museum Professionals,” presented by Morgan Bishop (Grants Management, Arizona Community Foundation) and Ariel Weintraub (Institutional Giving Manager, Oakland Museum of California).  During the 75-minute workshop, we worked through a number of topics, questions, and ideas to […]

Collections Care workshop

The Seldovia Museum/Seldovia Village Tribe, in collaboration with the Seward Community Library and Museum, is offering a Collections Care workshop Feb. 28th – March 3, 2017. The workshop will include the basics of caring for (and identifying problems with) materials commonly found in museum collections, simple preventative conservation and cleaning methods, object rehousing and creating […]

Project: Museum Education through Early Literacy Programming

by Madeline McGraw As the only museum staff member in a combined library and museum, I am often faced with unique challenges and possibilities. Our staff is very small, so rather than spreading ourselves too thin, we often choose a single issue and find multiple ways of engaging with it. This year, one of our […]

Arts Integration and Innovation in Museum Education

by Madeline McGraw When I arrived in Juneau and looked over the 2016 conference schedule, I was delighted to see that there would be a session that focused on museum education and the arts. I attended the conference with my museum’s program coordinator, and I was excited that we could attend this session together and […]

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 […]

Grant Writing Intensive

ANC Sponsored Grant Writing Intensive Sponsored by Alaska Aviation Museum Anchorage: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 4-8 (M-F), 2016 – CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS – This is a small, focused training, with hands-on mentoring during every step of the process. Participants complete the week with a written grant proposal to […]

3/5/16 Resources

Check out the following websites for helpful resources. Enjoy! Mannequins: Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form   National Endowment for the Humanities announces Humanities Access Grant: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2016-02-25   Foraker Group classes for March/April: https://www.forakergroup.org/site/index.cfm/calendar  

Grant Writing Intensive

ANC Sponsored GWI Flyer Sponsored by Alaska Aviation Museum Anchorage: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., February 22-26 (M-F), 2016 – CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 12 STUDENTS – This is a small, focused training, with hands-on mentoring during every step of the process. Participants complete the week with a written grant proposal to the […]

New fund helps museums manage their collections

Museums challenged to manage their collections have a new source of assistance, with the launch today of the Collections Management Fund. The new fund was created by Rasmsuon Foundation and will be managed by Museums Alaska. More details, guidelines and an application are on our website. Apply by October 31! Press Release

FREE Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Interpretive Training

This free interpretive training is taking place in Seward on May 21, 8:00-5:30. All training sessions will be held at the National Park Service, Legends Building on the corner of Washington St. and 5th Ave in Seward and is sponsored by the National Park Service.   The day-long training is being geared specifically for small museums […]