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Anchorage Museum

Anchorage, Alaska

The largest museum in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum explores the distinct environment of the circumpolar North. Its Spark!Lab offers hands-on, creative activities and is a collaboration with the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. In 1994, The Arctic Studies Center, a federal research and education program that is part of the National Museum of Natural History, partnered with the Anchorage Museum to open an Anchorage office. Through this partnership, the Smithsonian has loaned hundreds of indigenous Alaskan artifacts to their place of origin for them to be studied by Alaska Natïve elders, artists, and scholars.