The total number of objects in Alaska museum collections surpasses 2 million. The actual total from 40 reporting museums is 2,238,830, with many of these being archeological specimens. The largest collection is at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks (1 million), while 6 museums reported collections of under 500 objects. All museums do not count objects in their collections in the same manner, most commonly with groups of related objects. Some include historical photograph and manuscript collections while others do not.
|Number of Objects||Number of Museums|
|1,000 - 1,999||6|
|2,000 - 4,999||11|
|5,000 - 9,999||5|
|10,000 - 40,000||6|
|40,000 - 100,000||0|
|100,000 and above||5|
Thirty-seven (37) museums provided estimates of the percentage of objects from their collection that were on exhibit. Several of the larger museums had less than 10% of their collection on exhibit.
|Arts and Crafts||0|
Nineteen (19) museums had a combined total of $209,288 for acquisitions, ranging from a high of $65,000 to a low of $50. Twelve (12) indicated they had no budget for acquisitions.
Thirty-three (33) museums have collection policies and procedures.
Twenty-eight (28) indicated their collections are insured.
Eighteen (18) museums indicated they managed their archival materials as a collection or as part of their general collection.
|Motion picture film||15|