Cordova museum receives $5,175 Rasmuson grant

Scenes from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill exhibit in the Cordova Historical Museum, seen on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Museums Alaska has announced a $5,175 grant for archive/research room equipment for the Cordova Historical Society and Museum.

The grant is one of 10 projects to share in $76,154 in grants created by the Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage and administered by Museums Alaska.

The Collections Management Fund, established in 2013, supports projects that advance the preservation of museum collections documenting Alaska’s cultural and natural heritage with awards of up to $15,000.

The funded projects include management of ethnographic collections and plant records, upgrading textile and basket storage, digitizing oral history tapes and movies, and two collections internships.

Other grants included $14,812 to the Alaska Aviation Museum, Anchorage; $10,658 to the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines; $10,144 to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak; $8,239 to the Kodiak Historical Society, Kodiak; $8,211 to the Pioneer Air Museum, Fairbanks; $6,510 to the Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage;

$6,070 to the Pratt Museum, Homer; $5,000 to the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive;


And $1,351 to the Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska.