Yup’ik Science and Survival: Old Tools, New Knowledge — A Planning Grant

August 1st, 2003 - July 31st, 2004 | PROJECT

The Anchorage Museum Association, in collaboration and partnership with the Yup'ik Calista Elders Council, will work in one year to plan exhibits, educational programs and a web site for a traveling exhibition of 19th century Yup'ik technology. The exhibit will combine masterworks from the Berlin Ethnographic Museum with Yup'ik technology from the Smithsonian Institution and present them in ways that will allow Native and non-Native visitors to gain new under-standings of Yup'ik technology from the Yup'ik point of view. The planning process will bring together with Yup'ik elders, scientists and museum professionals for a series of planning meetings, demonstrations of Yup'ik technology and workshops on raw materials and traditional manufacturing techniques, culminating in a exhibit development workshop integrating front-end evaluation, learning goals and design parameters, and formative evaluation planning.

Project Website(s)

(no project website provided)

Team Members

Ann Fienup-Riordan, Principal Investigator, Anchorage Museum of History and Art


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0324685
Funding Amount: 49980


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: History | policy | law | Social science and psychology | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits