Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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Core Purpose, Values, and Mission

Opening new worlds as the museum for Alaska

Love of Alaska:
Devotion to the cultures, imagination, creativity and innovative spirit of the people of Alaska.

Community Building:
The tying together of the diverse elements of our community with relationships of understanding and respect.

Opportunities for visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in lifelong learning and cultural expression.

Intellectual Integrity:
Respect for all voices in exhibits and programs and uncompromising standards of intellectual quality, professionalism and curatorial ethics in the preservation and presentation of exhibits and artifacts.

Leadership, imagination and prudence in the marshaling and use of the human, financial and physical resources necessary to build a sustainable museum.

Integration of Art, History and Science:
Commitment to exploring the connections and synergies among these fields of human endeavor.


  • Collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the art, history, anthropology and science of Alaska and its relationship to the Circumpolar North.
  • Maintain an active and diverse changing exhibition program that acquaints the community with the global spectrum of human artistic, cultural and scientific expression.
  • Provide a major cultural center for Anchorage where the community and its visitors meet, create, learn and participate in the museum's programs and activities.
  • Stimulate the contributions of a creative population of artists, historians, anthropologists, scientists and other allied professionals.
  • Demonstrate leadership and scholarship in its endeavors to serve the widest possible audience and to work with groups, individuals and organizations that share a common interest in cultural, educational and scientific activities.

The Anchorage Museum is located in Downtown Anchorage, Alaska at the corner of 7th Avenue and C Street.

625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

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