The Alaska Aviation Museum (Anchorage, Alaska) and the MacBride Museum(Yukon, Canada)

I decided to contrast the two museums where the Alaska Aviation Museum and the MacBride Museum in Yukon, Canada. The Alaska Aviation Museum and the MacBride Museum have a considerable amount in common. Though the aviation museum focuses mainly on Aviation, for apparent reasons, Aviation was an incredibly important part of the history of territorial…

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Entirely Digital Media

Media in museums has been commonplace since its creation. Paintings, photographs, and sculptures cover the floors and walls of many museums. However, in recent years the media creation capabilities of man have changed dramatically. Rather than simply producing silent still images, the creation of video capture and display technology has seen the development and implementation…

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What is a Museum?

A museum is a place for displaying objects of many kinds, be they rare, unique, or simply something that stirs curiosity. In the beginning, museums merely collected strange items from far away land that one may never have the chance to visit. These collections bore no moral obligation or were governed regardless, but this did…

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Curation discussion

Why do museums collect? Museums collect for several reasons, and these reasons have changed over the many years they have existed. Primarily Museum like collections existed to generate curiosity through the sometimes items contained within to wrench a few coins from the pockets of their patrons. Although these items may not have always been authentic,…

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Discussion 3

What does your ideal museum job look like? This section of the course has grabbed my attention and made me ask many questions about myself, much like the one prompting this post. I recently completed an internship With Dr. Kathrine Ringsmuth for the University of Alaska Anchorage. I aided in the production of a featurette…

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Discussion 2

A Natural History Museum is a special kind of museum that displays a variety of exhibitions ranging a wide selection of topics, specializing, as the name implies, in the history of nature. These museums often display fossils and cadavers of specimens relating to the history of life on our planet. The natural history museum is…

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