Alutiiq Museum Earning New Accreditation

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Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum appears on track to become only the second Native-run museum in the United States to receive a prestigious museum accreditation. Two reviewers from the American Association of Museums were in Kodiak recently to scrutinize the Alutiiq museums papers and practices as part of the rigorous accreditation process. KMXT’s Maggie Wall has more.

-((Alutiiq Museum 2:07 "It’s been a…Sven Haakanson."))

It’s been a long, rigorous process, but Alutiiq Museum Executive Director Sven Haakanson said the museum expects to hear this summer on the final results of a 14-year accreditation effort.

-((Sven :43 "It actually means…here on out."))

The process of accreditation deals with everything from staff to exhibits to archiving and paperwork and documentation.

-((Sven :41 "What we’ve been doing…August or September."))

Haakanson said his staff has worked hard to bring the museum up to national standards.

-((Sven :15 "My staff…quite smoothly."

Alutiiq Museum’s executive director Sven Haakanson.

I’m Maggie Wall.

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