Caring for the Collection through the Collections Committee
November 09, 2016
The Anchorage Museum's collections exist primarily as a means of fulfilling the museum's mission to connect people, expand perspectives, and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. A museum’s collections are held in trust for the public and are made accessible for the public’s benefit. The public expects museums to maintain the highest legal, ethical and professional standards as a steward its collections. One way the Anchorage Museum ensures this is through our Collections Committee, whose members participate in the review and approval of recommended acquisitions, whether by purchase or donation, to build the museum’s collections.
The Anchorage Museum currently has two open positions on its Collections Committee for individuals with an interest or expertise in Northern art, history or culture. Committee members serve three-year terms. Meetings are bi-monthly, last less than two hours, and usually occur in the late afternoon. The committee also schedules special meetings to review exhibition openings.
New committee members will be selected by the Anchorage Museum Association Board of Directors and will begin participation in February 2017. To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest by Friday, Dec. 2, to Director of Collections Monica Shah, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the committee, call 929-9240.