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MN-00-16-0028-16

Seldovia Village Tribe
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$50,000.00
City: 
Seldovia
State: 
AK
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Seldovia Museum will improve the care of its collections and provide assistance to other museums through a three-part project. In the first phase of the project, the museum will organize a workshop for 12 staff from small Alaskan museums to gain skills in storage support fabrication and basic object conservation and cleaning. Participants will receive a collection care toolkit for ongoing use. In the second phase of the project, the Seldovia Museum will enhance its collections storage area with archival-grade containers and storage supports, in addition to upgrading its collections database software. Digital collections management policies and procedures will be developed and tested in the third phase of the project and distributed as a template to other museums. The policies will strengthen the museum staff's ability to manage and preserve its growing collections of digital materials, and to increase public accessibility.