ASC Alaska Office
The Arctic Studies Center(ASC) has an office in Anchorage, Alaska, where Native people, scholars and museum staff work together on a broad range of collaborative research, exhibitions and educational programs. The ASC Alaska Office is located at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
History and Mission
The National Museum of Natural History is home to many thousands of objects that represent the cultural heritage of Alaska's diverse Native peoples, including clothing, tools, basketry, carvings and ceremonial art. In 1993, the Arctic Studies Center opened an Alaska regional office at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art to make these resources more accessible to Alaskan scholars, artists, educators, students and the general public.
In addition to exhibitions and field studies, the Alaska office of the Arctic Studies Center works with the University of Alaska and with Alaskan museums and cultural centers to offer lectures, workshops and courses in cultural research and museum skills. A wide range of internship and fellowship opportunities are available. Contact us for more information.
This exhibit includes more than 600 indigenous Alaska artifacts, on loan from the Smithsonian to the Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum. The objects were selected and interpreted with help from Alaska Native advisers. During their stay in Anchorage, these treasures are available for educational programs and hands-on study by Alaska Native elders, artists and scholars.
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Dr. Aron L. Crowell
Alaska Region Director