By Dan Rudy 

Museum grant acquires camera and scanners for bigger jobs


February 15, 2018

Dan Rudy

Greg Acuna sets up to capture an photograph of a 1929 river systems map in the Nolan Center's archival offices. Acuna and other museum staff are in the process of cataloguing the entire collection, to be made available to researchers and interested viewers online.

A state grant to the Wrangell Museum is allowing its staff to take on larger projects as they continue to digitally archive its collection.

Museums Alaska awarded $9,212 to Wrangell through its Collections Management Funds, one of three it has to benefit the state's historical and art institutions. Underwritten by Rasmuson Foundation, this particular grant will go toward acquiring equipment and materials necessary for the museum's oversize archives.

Museum archivist Greg Acuna explained the oversize collection includes maps, charts, posters, artwork and prints, any documents larger than a l...

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