The Alutiiq Museum
has a sizeable grant heading its way. Earlier this month it received word that Alaska’s Rasmuson
Foundation awarded it $127,867 to replace outdated climate control systems.
at the museum are almost two decades old, and Museum Interim Director Katie St.
John said in a press release that they have been struggling to keep the
outdated HVAC systems operating.
thanks to the generous award from the Rasmuson Foundation, the museum can
replace the 18-year-old system with two modern HVAC units, a new set of HVAC
controls and three climate logging machines. In the release, St. John said they will also use the money to
refurbish two exterior doors.
work is all part of the Alutiiq Collections Environment project, which is an
effort to equip the museum for the next 20 years of operations and collections
climate control system will allow the museum to be more energy efficient, and
better control temperature and humidity levels for the thousands of delicate
artifacts housed in the museum.