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Summary

A new branch of the Arctic Studies Center, a joint project of the National Museum of Natural History and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, opens in Anchorage, Alaska. The mission of the Center is to generate Alaska-based SI research and educational programs. Cooperation will also extend to exhibit development, museum training, and publications. The agreement between the museums is for 5 years and it is renewable. This is the Smithsonian's first field station in Alaska.

Subject

  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," March 1994, p. 2.
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 24.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 1994

Topic

  • Firsts
  • Cooperation
  • Museums
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions--Research
  • Museum techniques
  • Research

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