Tuesday, May 10, 2011

IMLS & SHI sponsor project to document Native objects at The British Museum

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and SHI sponsored a trip to the British Museum in April to document and study their Southeast Alaska Native objects. Staff was accompanied by the famous Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson, who closely examined the pieces and gave information about them. SHI plans to publish a book on the collection.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a Native nonprofit established in 1980 to administer educational and cultural programs for Sealaska, a regional Native corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The institute’s mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

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