OUR MUSEUM AND OUR COMMUNITY AFTER THE NOV. 30 EARTHQUAKE
December 01, 2018
By Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum Director and CEO
As a Museum, we are conscious of yesterday's historical moment and Alaska’s continued resilient response and belief in good neighbors. We are grateful to all of those who lent a hand and who have sent notes of concern and best wishes, from Anchorage and around the world.
The Anchorage Museum, like the rest of the city, is still assessing damage. Current inspections reveal no structural damage. Objects and artworks are secured. We are currently working to get systems back online, from heat to information technology. We will be closed to the public through Monday as we remove any dust and debris and make repairs. We anticipate being able to open some galleries on Tuesday. Some spaces may take longer to be ready.
The Museum is committed to continue to serve this community and to be space for all who need it, who may be displaced or who want a warm space and a space to consider the trajectory and humanity of our place. Anchorage is in our hearts. We are resilient and are eager to re-open so that we can be a space for this community to decompress and heal and celebrate. This community has an amazing spirit, all the more evident in moments like these.
We are also open to considering photographs and objects that document this moment of geological and cultural significance. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to update our members and the public and will share those on our social media channels.