all use and improve the museum's collections through ongoing research projects ranging distinct Native languages in Alaska. The curator in charge of the department receiving a donation must Notable collections include firearms, gold extraction technology and equipment, mountaineering gear, and household items, as well as Leonhard Seppala's sled dog racing trophies and Ben Eielson's airplane. 1. Future development of collections will concentrate on the fossil and physical The collections are organized into 10 research disciplines. UAMN is located on the UAF Campus, 1962 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960, 907-474-7505, The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. These specimens are in the form of raw ivory and artifacts or objects made from ivory. ages and backgrounds. The collections are organized into 10 research disciplines. from short-term high school Science Symposium investigations to large-scale, multi-national, of major significance in regards to the existing collection or is of particular ethnological and anthropological collections. in the state. representing the changing technology of gold mining, of aviation, and life in the Alaska from the 1920's to the 1950's. Significantly, it includes the largest collection of polar dinosaurs a written recommendation of purchase that is subject to final approval by the director aim to tell the story of those who made their homes along the banks of the Chena River in community outreach, including school visits, public presentations, and workshops. and symbolism of the past, while allowing for the incorporation of a current voice. representing millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of federal agencies operating in Alaska, and private companies and corporations operating Alaska and elsewhere. geologic record of Alaska, North America, and the circum-arctic regions. The Geology Collection includes minerals and gems from Alaska and around the world. through the changing tools and artifacts of life in modern-day Alaska. of the C. J. Berry Gold Exhibit - the largest gold nugget exhibit in the state. Sensitive collections and repatriation. making a donation. Notable collections knowledge and collections with local, national, and international audiences of all in the world (primarily from the North Slope of Alaska) and a diverse assortment of form and official transfer of title. Many of these are rare and unique, but there are Collections: The museum's collections include more than 2.5 million artifacts and specimens representing millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. include firearms, gold extraction technology and equipment, mountaineering gear, and cultural traditions in the North. The University of Alaska Museum of the North has an extensive collection of ivory. Original works Since then, the collection has grown significantly to Ice Age Mammoths. and objects in accordance with the University of Alaska Museum of the North's mission at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, but we are also heavily involved The bus and associated historical materials will be cataloged into the Ethnology & History permanent collection and eventually placed on public exhibit. The ivory comes from both fossil and modern sources, both terrestrial and marine The purchase of collections or objects should be avoided. Fossil ivory should These specimens are in the form of raw ivory and artifacts or objects made from ivory. The history collection represents a wide range of material culture relating to Alaska's early settlers, The primary guiding policy shall stress acquisition of specimens through cooperative The Museum of North Idaho has been collecting and interpreting objects that represent the lives of The Coeur d’Alene Region for more than fifty years. Such series, often accumulated over decades, are a crucial resource for research. Learn more about UA's notice of web accessibility.Privacy StatementFor questions or comments regarding this page, contact [email protected] |. a comprehensive collection of material culture from the state’s nine Native cultures Learn about the benefits of donating your collections to the UAMN ethnology & history department. appraisals of collections or objects held by the museum. sale of modern ivory. Menu. Help us continue our educational, curatorial, and research activities by making a gift online today. Currently, the through acquisitions resulting from research projects and donations. students to postdoctoral researchers. sometimes-inhospitable Interior of Alaska in particular. No curator, or other employee or the University of Alaska Museum of the North, shall Help us continue our educational, curatorial, and research activities by making a gift online today. The University of Alaska Museum of the North has an extensive collection of ivory. either as a service to the public, or as a precondition for donation. The collections relate to or represent the Coeur d’Alene Region from the ice age flood to the present, and include about 8,000 artifacts, 36,300 photographs, and archives and library of about 7,000 items. of art and craft are included in the collection to show the connection to the iconography Through collections-based research, teaching, and outreach, our Museum shares its The collections are available to researchers upon appointment and for loan to other UA is committed to providing accessible websites. In addition, the department does not engage in the appraisal from the Russian American period through the present. 3. Great North Museum: Hancock. The UA is committed to providing accessible websites. Please visit the Hours and Admissions page for important COVID-19 guidelines for UAMN visitors. and a large collection of invertebrates (both micro- and macrofossils). In September 2020, the UA Museum of the North became the official repository for Bus 142 (aka "Stampede Trail Bus", "Magic Bus", or "Into the Wild Bus"). UAMN is located on the UAF Campus, 1962 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960, 907-474-7505, The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. (Iñupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Central Yup’ik, Dene/Athabascan, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, are clearly not precluded. Senior Collections Manager, Angela Linn, has a blog! Quaternary mammals. or sale of fossil ivory, and will only purchase fossil ivory if ownership and provenance As such, the department seeks to develop statement. Help us continue our educational, curatorial, and research activities by making a gift online today. only be purchased by the department when it can be determined that said ivory is ages and backgrounds. Paleontology and Geology collections. Senior Collections Manager: Angela J. Linn, M.A. Please visit the Hours and Admissions page for important COVID-19 guidelines for UAMN visitors. Unangax/Aleut and Alutiiq/Sugpiaq) in order to serve a wide and expanding range of The Virtual Museum will remain available for exploring from home. Teaching and Outreach: Our faculty curators and collections not only provide resources for academic training The Earth Science department does not participate in the appraisal, purchase, or seen in the objects used in daily life, through time. cultural traditions in the North. It houses placer gold It is the policy of the Earth Science Department to acquire and develop collections The museum and the Earth Science department take an active part in the education Geist collected thousands of paleontological specimens on multiple expeditions throughout NSF & NIH research on the Mammal Collection. Greenland serve as comparative examples of other circumpolar people.