Statewide Services for Alaska Museums
Since the 1980s, ASM's Office of Statewide Services has provided resources, information, training opportunities, and more to museums, historical societies, and related organizations across Alaska. Statewide services is integral to ASM's mission and written into state statute as a core function of the museum.
New Maritime Heritage Grant
The Alaska State Museum is partnering with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office to offer a new grant opportunity for museums, cultural heritage organizations, and even individuals to apply for grants to support Maritime Heritage projects and share information about Alaska’s Maritime Heritage.
Grants will start at $5,000 and must be matched by the applicant, either by in-kind effort or spending actual funds on their project. Applicants will need to outline how they’ll offer programming or lectures or lessons to the public. Grant activities should take place in 2024.
Learn more about the Alaska Maritime Heritage Preservation Program.
Resources for Museums
Museum Technical Assistance
- We provide assessments and consult on many aspects of museum operations.
- Conservation resources
- Annual trainings through in-person and at-a-distance workshops
- Designation of Natural and Cultural History Repositories
Connecting Alaska Museums
The Alaska Heritage Emergency Network (AHEN) listserv is a newly-formed network of cultural heritage institutions, professional organizations, and emergency response agencies, established to address cultural heritage needs before, during, and after a disaster. It costs nothing to join, and we welcome you to join the listserv to learn more.
Through an ongoing effort of open communication and collaboration, Alaska's cultural heritage community will build capacity across Alaska to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. AHEN was created in 2022 through an initiative of the Alaska State Museums, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM), and other Alaskan cultural organizations to provide a forum where information sharing and analysis can be supported. AHEN works to integrate cultural heritage institutions with collections and other interested organizations into existing government-led emergency efforts and acts as an information-sharing group.