By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Museum staff learn artifact triage in case of disaster


March 30, 2022

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Tyler Eagle, Wrangell Museum coordinator, is learning more about how to better protect artifacts in the event of an earthquake or other emergency - such as these items from Nore's Dairy on display at the museum.

Tyler Eagle, who started as museum coordinator at the Nolan Center and Wrangell Museum last August, is taking part in a state-run training program on what to do and which collections to save first in case of a disaster or emergency.

Museum heads and coordinators of cultural collections across the state are taking part in the weekly online training program, put on by the state Libraries, Archives and Museums Division under the Department of Education, which runs until June.

Disasters in the past five or six years led to improved standards, Eagle said March 15. The state decided to pull toge...

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