Category:Native American museums in Alaska
Pages in category "Native American museums in Alaska"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. University of Alaska Museum of the North – The University of Alaska Museum of the North is housed on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The museums mission is to acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska, through education, research, and public exhibits, the museum serves the state, national, and international science programs. The museum, formerly known as the University of Alaska Museum, was housed in what is now known as Signers Hall for much of its history and it was mandated as part of the original legislation establishing the university in 1917. In 1924, Charles E. Bunnell, then-president of the university, the museum had no one single location until 1936, when it was housed in Signers Hall. Before that, the collections were displayed or stored in locations around the campus. Over time, the collections overflowed the space, and a campaign was begun in 1975 to build a new museum. The campaign was completed in 2001 and the new building opened to the public in late 2005, P. Hubrick, photographer working in McCarthy, Alaska Official website
2. Anchorage Museum – The Anchorage Museum is a large art, history, ethnography, ecology and science museum located in a modern building in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska. It is dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art, the museum displays material from its permanent collection, along with regular visiting exhibitions. The museum opened in 1968 in a 10, 000-square-foot building with an exhibition of 60 borrowed Alaska paintings, a collection of 2500 historic and ethnographic objects, first accredited in 1973, the museum has maintained its accreditation since. In 1992, the became the home for the Alaska office of the Smithsonians NMNH Arctic Studies Center, which supports the museums mission through research, education. The Anchorage Museum is a museum located in the heart of Alaskas largest city. It welcomes over 180,000 annual visitors from Alaska and from around the world, the museum is repeatedly ranked among Alaskas top ten visitor attractions. Each year it presents 16–20 changing exhibitions complemented by education programs, in 2006,20,993 students and 47,836 adults participated in education programs. The museums library/archives are in frequent demand by publishers, scholars, titles held in the Library are accessible to students, scholars and the public via interlibrary loan on the web. The Smithsonian Institutions Arctic Studies Center conducts public programs and collaborative programs to increase understanding of northern peoples, cultures. It develops exhibitions and offers professional museum training workshops frequented by museum, the museum serves its statewide mission by organizing and presenting programs and exhibitions in Anchorage, as well as by traveling exhibitions throughout the state. Examples include exhibits shared with museums in Unalaska, Bethel, Homer, Ketchikan, Kenai, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Eek, the museum provides professional recommendations on collections, exhibitions, education, archival organization and conservation to other Alaska museums, cultural centers and the public. The Anchorage Museum has over 40,000 square feet devoted to its permanent collection with a focus on Alaska history, Art of the North and this gallery is devoted to Alaskas rich history from the native fauna through the time of the first early migrations to the present. The Alaska Gallery exhibits more than 1,000 objects and is one of the most complete presentations of Alaskan history and ethnology. Full-scale and miniature dioramas give insight into the lifestyles of Alaskas Native peoples, exploration and settlement by the Russians, the permanent art collection represents the vast range of art from Alaska and the circumpolar North. Seven galleries on the ground floor are devoted to this collection. Exhibitions include juried shows, interpretive exhibitions and traveling exhibitions from other museums, the museum provides a substantial range of exhibits and programs that acquaint Alaskans with the art, culture, history and science of other peoples and places. The museum also seeks to ensure that its Alaska-focused programming and exhibitions represent the diversity of immigrant heritages in Alaska, public programs include lectures, classes, workshops, films, public and school tours, and special events. The museum is operated by the Anchorage Museum Association, a private non-profit organization under a long contract with the Municipality of Anchorage
3. Sheldon Jackson College – Sheldon Jackson College was a small private college located on Baranof Island in Sitka, Alaska, United States. Founded in 1878, it was the oldest institution of learning in Alaska. The college was named in honor of Rev. Sheldon Jackson, due to declining enrollment, the college closed in 2007, four years later, ownership of its campus was transferred to the organization behind the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Similar to the Carlisle Indian School, Sheldon Jackson College was initially formed as a school for Alaska Native boys. The school was founded in 1878 by Fannie Kellogg and future Governor of Alaska John G. Brady for the Tlingit people, initially known as the Sitka Industrial and Training School, it nearly closed in 1882 after its original facility, located over a military barracks, burned down. In 1910, after Rev. Jackson died, the school was renamed in his honor, the institution added a boarding high school in 1917, and a college program in 1944. The college program gained accreditation in 1966 and the school was closed the following year. In 1972, the school was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district, the school was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001. The schools educational accreditation was reviewed by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and State of Alaska, similarly, the college was under a show cause order from the Northwest Commission and was required to show cause why its regional accreditation should not be revoked. On June 29,2007, all operations were suspended and all faculty. The Board of Trustees gathered all staff and informed them that June 29 would be the day of employment. They were also informed all health insurance coverage would cease at that time, on July 17,2007, the Alaska Commission on Post-secondary Education announced the cancellation of Sheldon Jackson Colleges authorization to operate a college in Alaska. The college appealed the decision, but was shut down. In March 2008, the website for the school went off-line. In the summer of 2008, the college opened its dorms and facilities for use by local workers, as of 2008, the fate of the school libraries collection of rare books and artwork is still in question, the collection has been boxed and stored. On February 1,2011, the Board of Trustees transferred the main campus to Alaska Arts Southeast, stratton Library was an academic library at the college. The library building contained 48,000 items in its collection with over 10 percent of all material being directly related to Alaskas history, including many first edition books, in December 2010 the collection was broken up. The building itself was sold to the State of Alaska, many of the artifacts were originally collected by Rev. Sheldon Jackson in his travels through rural Alaska
4. Sitka National Historical Park – Sitka National Historical Park is a national historical park in Sitka in the U. S. state of Alaska. It was redesignated as a historical park from its previous status as national monument on October 18,1972. The park in its various forms has sought to commemorate the Tlingit, from 1903 to 1905, District Governor John G. Shortly thereafter, a group of influential Sitkans concerned about vandalism, with the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, the monument fell under the new agencys care, though no significant appropriation was made until 1921. Many of the poles exhibited today along the two miles of wooded pathways are replicas of the deteriorating originals, now held in protective storage. Interspersed among the giant Sitka spruce trees are a variety of ferns, shrubs, salmon can be seen swimming up Indian River during spawning season. The 112-acre park was placed under the control of the U. S. Environmental impacts from the removal were to be a major resource issue for decades after. Responsibility for the park was returned to the Department of the Interior in 1947. In 1965, a new center was opened. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, many of the remarkable Tlingit artifacts in the collection were loaned or donated by local clans under agreements designed to ensure ongoing, traditional use. Located approximately one–half mile from the Park, the Russian Bishops House was constructed out of spruce in 1841-43 by Tlingit workers overseen by Finnish builders. The Church operated the facility as a school, residence, and place of worship for another century, until the condition forced its abandonment in 1969. In 1973, the Park Service embarked on a 16–year restoration project to return the property to its former glory, modern plumbing, heating, and electrical systems were installed, while at the same time keeping the structure as authentic as possible. The second floor was restored to its 1853 appearance, based on evidence and early diaries. Today, numerous exhibits and lavish icons in the Chapel of the Annunciation convey the legacy of Russian America, the Russian Bishops House is a National Historic Landmark, both it and the main area of the park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Totem poles in the park Photos and multimedia presentations of the park
5. Totem Heritage Center – The Totem Heritage Center is a museum operated by the City of Ketchikan in the U. S. state of Alaska. The Heritage Center houses one of the worlds largest collections of unrestored 19th century totem poles, the poles were recovered from uninhabited Tlingit settlements on Village Island and Tongass Island, south of Ketchikan, as well as from the Haida village of Old Kasaan. The Center was founded in 1976 to preserve these totems and act as a cultural center, sixteen of the museums thirty-three totem poles are on permanent display, although the rest of the collection is available for research purposes. The Center also exhibits other Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artifacts and art pieces, including work by world-famous Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson, classes are held throughout the year, and the museum is open to visitors year-round, with extended hours during the summer. The location of the Totem Heritage Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, National Register of Historic Places listings in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska Official website
6. Alaska Native Heritage Center – The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an educational and cultural institution for all Alaskans, located in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Native Heritage Center shares the heritage of Alaskas 11 major cultural groups and these 11 groups are the Athabaskan people, Eyak people, Tlingit people, Haida people, Tsimshian people, Unangax people, Alutiiq people, Yupik, Cupik, Siberian Yupik, and Inupiaq. The Heritage Center, located ten miles from downtown Anchorage, is situated on 26 wooded acres, inside – the Hall of Cultures, theatre and Gathering place are home to activities and demonstrations. Outside are six life-sized Native dwellings surrounding Lake Tiulana, yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Official website
7. Alaska State Museum – The Alaska State Museum is a fabulous museum in Juneau, Alaska, United States. The newly renovated Alaska State Museum is truly the peoples museum, after a $139m renovation, it re-opened after just a two-year and three-month closure. The museum closed temporarily on February 28,2014 for the creation of a new facility that joined the State Libraries, Archives and Museum together in a comprehensive research facility. The old structure, designed by Linn A. Forrest, was demolished in August 2014, the new building was named after the first curator for the Alaska State Museum, the Russian Orthodox priest, Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff. This building is known as the APK. Artifacts from the states Russian colonial eras, state and political history, fine art, natural history, industry, recent updates about the Museum can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
8. Russian Bishop's House – The Russian Bishops House, once the Russian Mission Orphanage, is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at Lincoln and Monastery Streets in Sitka, Alaska. It was the home and administrative center of Ivan Veniaminov, the first Bishop of Alaska, the house is now a unit of Sitka National Historical Park, and is administered by the National Park Service. The Russian Bishops House is a log structure, measuring about 42 by 63 feet. It is divided into nine bays, each measuring about 7 feet square, the east and west ends of the building are further extended by shed-roof galleries that are 14 feet wide, which historically provided space for stairwells, storage, latrines, and entrances. The exterior has undergone a number of alterations since construction, the south facade was sheathed in clapboarding c. 1851, and the galleries were roofed in metal around that time, in 1887 the galleries were sheathed in board-and-batten siding. The interior was altered over the decades, and underwent a major restoration once the property was acquired by the National Park Service 1973. The property on which the Bishops House stands includes two secondary buildings associated with the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church, east of the main house stands the Old School, a two-story wood frame structure built in 1897 to provide a kindergarten and girls school. House 105 is a 1-1/2 story wood structure which stands facing Monastery Street. It was originally on a parcel of land, and was apparently moved to its present location in the 1950s. Missionary efforts were continued after the United States purchased Alaska in 1867, the seat of the Russian diocese was relocated the San Francisco in 1872, and the Bishops House was repurposed to provide housing quarters for priests. Its first floor served as an inn for a time. In 1903 a bishop was again assigned to a district with its seat at Sitka. For most of the 20th century, the upper house a chapel. In the 1920s it housed a printing operation that produced, in addition to publications, the Sitka Sun. The Old School was used as a school building until 1922. House 105, while not of architectural note, was used as a rental property for many years. The National Register designation was altered to Russian Bishops House in 1980, the Russian Bishops House is now owned and managed by the National Park Service as a unit of Sitka National Historical Park