Children in Alaska will soon be able to get a close-up look at some of the state's cultural treasures thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.
Museums Alaska has awarded $158,811 in grants to eight museums and cultural organizations across the state, including $25,000 to the Sealaska Heritage Institute to buy a child's Chilkat robe made by Shgendootan (Shgen) George, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
The robe was at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by SHI in 2020 against fashion retailer Neiman Marcus.
The grants will fund the purchase of two artworks and complete seven collections projects, including reintroducing repatriated artifacts and digitizing an important fly collection.
" Museums Alaska is a statewide museum association that supports museums and cultural centers, and has been promoting public understanding of those institutions through advocacy, development, and grants since the 1980s," the director of Museums Alaska said in a statement. Read the Entire Article
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