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Keywords: University of Alaska Museum of the North (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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ED-21597-99Education Programs: Education Development and DemonstrationUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksNorthern Journeys: An Exploration of Alaska's Humanities9/1/1999 - 10/31/2000$31,500.00TerryP.Dickey   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA1999EducationEducation Development and DemonstrationEducation Programs31500029545.390

A SCHOOLS FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM planning project on Alaskan history and culture for an elementary school in Fairbanks, Alaska.

GI-254061-17Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksRenovating Gallery of Alaska4/1/2017 - 3/31/2022$360,000.00Patrick Druckenmiller   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs36000003600000

Implementation of the reinstallation of the Gallery of Alaska in the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) requests consideration for a National Endowment for the Humanities Implementation Grant for $400,000 as well as $60,000 to support a position in public humanities. Our project fits well into the NEH award category, “Humanities and Sciences and Technology.” These funds will help us reinvent the thirty-five year old Gallery of Alaska, our flagship exhibit space. Using engaging methods of display, the 7,000-square-foot gallery will introduce 21st-century audiences to the vast, complex state of Alaska and immerse them in its natural and cultural legacy as well as its future. The new exhibit will interpret nearly 2,000 objects from our interdisciplinary, research-based collections. This is by far the largest museum collection in the state, with biological, geological, cultural, and art objects.

GI-50674-14Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsAnchorage MuseumArctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage Exhibition4/1/2014 - 12/31/2015$75,000.00JulieMichelleDecker   Anchorage MuseumAnchorageAK99501-3544USA2014History, GeneralAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs40000350004000035000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition on James Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), focusing on his travels around the Northwest coast and his attempt to find the Northwest Passage.

The Anchorage Museum, in partnership with the Washington State Historical Society and Cook Inlet Historical Society, will fabricate, and present a 7,500-square-foot exhibition on James Cook's Third Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, titled "Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage." The exhibition will open March 27, 2015 in Anchorage and run until September 11, at which time it will travel to the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma. The exhibition will be part of the Municipality of Anchorage's Centennial Celebration. Although Cook spent time in southern seas en route to America, the prime focus of the exhibition will be the Northwest Coast, mainland Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Sea, Siberia, Kamchatka, and the Arctic Ocean.

PE-277136-21Preservation and Access: Preservation and Access Education and TrainingNew York UniversityManaging Change: Developing New Teaching and Learning Modalities in Conservation Education3/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$250,000.00MicheleD'ArcyMarincola   New York UniversityNew YorkNY10012-1019USA2020Arts, OtherPreservation and Access Education and TrainingPreservation and Access150000100000150000100000

Online and in-person training for up to 24 students studying archaeological and preventive conservation, including student stipends and summer work placement support.

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, respectfully requests $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a three-year project to enhance our capacity to teach graduate-level, art and artifact conservation remotely and in-person. The project will allow for the development of new teaching and learning modalities through three components: NEH Guest Lecturers to enhance the curriculum through remote and in-person instruction; NEH Student Fellowships that build student capacity to assess, communicate, and create learning content; and NEH Summer Work Placements that solidify theoretical concepts through placements in US cultural institutions and archaeological sites abroad.

PG-251649-17Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksUniversity of Alaska Museum of the North Film Preservation Assistance2/1/2017 - 7/31/2018$6,000.00Leonard Kamerling   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2016Arts, GeneralPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

The drafting of a disaster preparedness and response plan and the purchase of storage and rehousing supplies for an audiovisual ethnographic collection that includes approximately 200,000 feet of unedited prints, camera negatives, and release productions, as well as 300 videocassettes. In the early 1970s, Alaska filmmakers Sarah Elder and Leonard Kamerling pioneered a collaborative approach to making films with Native partner communities. They produced dozens of hours of visual and aural materials of subsistence activities; celebrations and ceremonies; interviews with elders, leaders, and community members; gift exchange potlatches; and other observations of daily life. Their film, video, and audio collections have been used in documentaries on Alaska Native culture, as well as in museum exhibitions, public events, classroom instruction, and scholarly and student research. For example, their exhibition “Then and Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape” presented visual evidence of climate change in the North by comparing early 20th-century photos with contemporary views from the same vantage points; personal narratives of Iñupiaq elders helped visitors to understand the consequences of climate change for the Native peoples who subsist on the land.

The Film Collection of the University of Alaska Museum of the North is an ethnographic collection focused on Alaska Native culture and issues from 1970 to the present. It represents a visual and aural record of Alaska Native knowledge during a period of rapid cultural and social change. Use of the collection in museum exhibitions, by scholars, students, Alaska Native communities and schools, speaks to its ongoing significance to the humanities.  We are seeking funding to implement specific recommendations made in the 2013 assessment of the collection (funded by the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Program).  This includes the development of a disaster preparedness and response plan, the transfer of film and audio materials to vented storage containers, purchase of a dust-proof cabinet for storing materials undergoing conservation,  and the purchase of essential archive supplies such as film deterioration indicator strips, durable labels, and other essential materials.

PG-51971-13Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksUniversity of Alaska Museum of the North Film Collection Preservation1/1/2013 - 6/30/2014$6,000.00Leonard Kamerling   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2012Archival Management and ConservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of the ethnological audiovisual collection in the university's Alaska Center for Documentary Film. This collection contains original ethnographic and oral history materials (200,000 feet of unedited film in multiple formats and 26o video cassettes) that document the history and culture of Native Alaskans from 1970 to 2010. The titles include: "Tununerimut," "Atka: An Alaskan Village," "From the First People," "In Lirgu's Time," "Joe Sun," "Heart of the Country," "The Last Kayak," and "Changa Revisited."

The Alaska Center for Documentary Film of the University of Alaska Museum of the North is seeking funding to perform a professional assessment of its film, video and audio collection. This is a specialized, ethnographic media collection that focuses on Alaska Native culture and Northern issues from 1970 to the present. The collection represents a visual and aural record of Alaska Native culture and knowledge during a period of rapid cultural transformation and social change. Use of the collection's film, video and audio materials in museum exhibitions, by humanities scholars, students, Alaska Native committees and schools, speaks to its significance to the humanities. The grant we are seeking would support an assessment by Robert Curtis-Johnson, of Summit Day Media, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Curtis-Johnson is an experienced and highly regarded film preservation / media collection specialist.

PH-50018-03Preservation and Access: National Heritage Preservation ProjectsUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksPurchasing Storage Furniture to Rehouse the University Museum's Archaeology, Ethnology, and History Collections5/1/2003 - 4/30/2008$697,211.00Molly Lee   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2003AnthropologyNational Heritage Preservation ProjectsPreservation and Access69721106972110

Rehousing and improving storage of the museum's archaeological, ethnographic, and historical collections, which focus on the prehistory and history of Alaska and the circumpolar North.

PW-264240-19Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Alaska, FairbanksIndigenous Watercraft Workshops Project5/1/2019 - 4/30/2024$60,000.00Angela Linn   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2019Native American StudiesHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access600000577680

A planning project to convene two three-day workshops for museum professionals and community members in order to ensure the preservation of an Indigenous watercraft collection comprising 16 Alaska Native handmade boats, 97 model boats, and 100 accessories, such as paddles, sleds, and specialized tools.

The ethnology & history department at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) seeks $60,000 in funding from the NEH HCRR Foundations grant program to host two workshops focusing on our Indigenous watercraft at the museum in Fairbanks, Alaska. The workshops will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders including Alaska Native cultural experts, academic researchers, objects conservators, museum professionals, local craftspeople, and students in order to plan for a future IMLS HCRR implementation grant. With this wide range of perspectives, we will collaborate to identify the priorities in caring for and sharing the important Indigenous watercraft collection at the UAMN. Using the physical objects as the focus of our discussions, project participants will spend three days each year, for two years, examining and discussing the watercraft and their future physical needs, as well as possible research and community-based projects that could be undertaken using these items.

ZR-256696-18Challenge Programs: Creating Humanities Communities GrantsIowa Museum Association, Inc.Teaching Iowa History2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021$60,000.00Cynthia Sweet   Iowa Museum Association, Inc.Cedar FallsIA50613-4770USA2017U.S. HistoryCreating Humanities Communities GrantsChallenge Programs060000060000

To create and curate institutional resources and professional development opportunities in Iowa history.

Iowa history has not been a required component of Iowa’s educational curriculum since at least 2008. Only two other states in the nation do not include state history in their standards – Alaska and Delaware. This significant gap in the state’s curriculum will be cured with the upcoming adoption of new educational standards embedding Iowa history in K-12 education. To support teacher needs in implementing the new standards, the Iowa Department of Education's Iowa History Advisory Council has recommended, in addition to other remedies, the curation and creation of instructional resources and professional development in Iowa History. "Teaching Iowa History" will fulfill these two expressed needs by bringing together stakeholders from across Iowa to write and provide accessible Iowa history content; to provide “beyond the textbook” materials to assist teachers in meeting the new social studies standards; and to provide professional development for educators in a variety of formats.