Anchorage Museum of History and Art contributes to national museum relief effort for the Gulf Region
December 21, 2005
All funds collected go to an assistance fund established by the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), which has received over $150,000 in cash donations to assist museums and museum employees throughout the gulf coast of the United States affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has contributed $3,000 to "Museums Helping Museums: A National Relief Effort for the Gulf Region." The Anchorage Museum announced in October it would donate 10 percent of Anchorage Museum Shop sales through Nov. 30, with a goal of donating up to $3,000, to support museum recovery and conservation efforts in the aftermath of the recent hurricanes. The museum joined others in the American museum community to support colleagues in the Gulf region as they work to care for damaged collections and to restore the vital educational, cultural, and economic roles of their museums.