Alaska State Museum | An Exhibit to Remember

The Alaska State Museum's permanent galleries opened in 2016 as part of the critically acclaimed Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building, an 118,000-square-foot facility designed to collect and preserve objects and documents that represent the people and history of Alaska.

The NN Cannery History Project Team is currently working with the staff of the Alaska State Museum to develop and curate an exhibit to bring historical meaning to the work and physical labor that has taken place in the shadows of the popular narratives about Alaska's most important salmon fishery. The objective then, for the Mug Up exhibition is to puts history and culture on par with economics, biology and politics when depicting Alaska’s seafood industry. It provides cannery communities a platform to share their stories, thus bringing historical meaning to their work. The exhibit will likely be open to the public in 2020 or 2021.

 
 
 Photo By Lara Swimmer

Photo By Lara Swimmer

 
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