Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska, USA

The museum is a state-of-the-art facility and is located on the first floor of the Alutiiq Center of Kodiak, Alaska. Alutiiq Museum is one of three museums in Kodiak. The museum is the seventh museum in Alaska and the second tribal museum in the United States to be accredited. The museum provides tours of its exhibits, laboratory and collections storage facilities to educational groups.

The Alutiiq Museum or Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is a non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural traditions of the Koniag Alutiiq branch of Sugpiaq ~ Alutiiq of the Alaska Native people.

The museum will accept materials relevant to the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultural history of the Native peoples who settled the Koniag Alutiiq Nation. Such materials include, but are not limited to, archaeological, ethnological, photographic, film, audio, archival, and natural history specimens. This cultural center features a gallery, storage for more than 190,000 local artifacts, including faunal materials, ethnobotanical samples, sediment samples, field notes, photographs, and maps and a research laboratory. The Alutiiq Museum is a small repository, but we care for a very large collection with nearly 250,000 items. As a newly founded institution, the Alutiiq Museum sought to develop its policies and practices in professional ways. The Alutiiq Museum also uses its collections for community-building among the Alutiiq.The Alutiiq Museum is supported and governed by the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation and is dedicated to preserving and sharing Alutiiq heritage.

The Sugpiaq ~ Alutiiq Nation encompasses the islands and mainland shores of the central Gulf of Alaska, including Prince William Sound, the outer Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay of the Chugach Sugpiaq, and the Kodiak Archipelago and the Alaska Peninsula of the Koniag Alutiiq.

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