Alaska gallery transformation and new conservation lab
August 05, 2016
The Anchorage Museum has begun renovations on its popular gallery about the history of Alaska. The new Alaska gallery, opening fall 2017, will showcase the ingenuity, technology, ways of knowing and intimate understanding of the landscape that have allowed people to survive and thrive across the North.
The re-envisioned Alaska gallery will present the past as it informs the present – to be understood together through a series of key themes, including people, the landscape, adaptation, cold, boom and bust, and Alaska’s strategic position in the world.
While the Alaska gallery undergoes renovation, the Anchorage Museum will transform several first-floor galleries into visible storage and a conservation lab. Visitors will be able to see what’s normally behind-the-scenes, learn about the new Alaska gallery and have the opportunity to discuss objects in the Anchorage Museum’s collection.
The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is the largest museum in Alaska and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to connect people, expand perspectives and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Learn more at www.anchoragemuseum.org.
FOR MEDIA ONLY
Media are invited to go behind-the-scenes at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, as the Anchorage Museum de-installs the Alaska gallery and moves objects into the new conservation lab and visible storage. Interested media should RSVP to Laura Carpenter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-929-9227.