The survey asked museums, "who governs them, who owns the collection, who owns the building, who maintains the building, and who pays salaries?"
|Non-Profit:||36 (a) [see details below]|
|For profit:||1 (c)|
|Municipally owned building||10|
|Municipally owned building and collection||4|
|Federal, state or tribal owned building||3 (1 each)|
|Insufficient additional data||2|
|Entirely city operated||9|
|Non-profit owned collections||3|
For profit museums:
The Heritage Library and Museum at Wells Fargo Bank in Anchorage is the one for-profit museum included in the survey. Aside from governance and financial support, this museum functions like many other museums in the state, adheres to museum standards and participates in statewide museum activities. This survey does not include other for-profit facilities because they are managed as attractions and do not participate in the statewide museum community.