Anchorage Museum Lands National Grant to Survey History Gallery
The Anchorage Museum has been awarded a $61,360 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct a conservation survey of the Alaska Gallery collection.
The Alaska Gallery was installed in 1986. Many of its 1,300 artifacts - which span 10,000 years of Alaska history - are considered the museum's prize ethnographic and historic objects. This survey is the first step in improving their care and planning for a future Alaska Gallery renovation.
A team led by Anchorage Museum Conservator Monica Shah will identify objects in need of care and prioritize future conservation treatment. This comprehensive assessment will begin spring 2011 and last about two months. During this period, museum visitors can observe the work in progress in the Alaska Gallery.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum's mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science.
General admission is $10 adult, $8 senior/student/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.