AVCP museum in Bethel plans improvements

by Angela Denning-Barnes on March 19, 2013

AVCP’s Yupiit Piciryarait Museum in Bethel is looking at ways to improve its permanent exhibit. The Association of Village Council Presidents hired a new Museum Coordinator, Miranda Trantham, who is working with Director/Curator Eva Malvich in the improvement process. They are holding a two-day planning meeting this Wednesday and Thursday to revamp the museum’s permanent exhibit.

According to a written statement from AVCP, the current permanent exhibit fills three galleries that need to be improved. The intent of the meeting is to start that planning process.

Guest presenters will include Calista Elders Council President-Mark John; Dr. Paul John-Calista Elders Council Board Member and Elder; Dr. Ann Fienup-Riordan-Anthropologist & Exhibit Curator; and Suzi Jones-the Anchorage Museum Deputy Director.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. On the first day, presentations will focus on what worked well in previous exhibitions. The second day will focus on discussions and gathering input on the Permanent Exhibit Plan including identifying a theme, scope and listing of objects, museum cases, and a floor plan of the gallery.

The public in invited to attend.

AVCP received a planning grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum to sponsor the planning meeting.

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