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The Legacy Continues

After an exhibit is installed, one might think that the work of the guest curator is done. More often than not, this isn’t the case. The curator will continue to work with the museum’s education and public programs staff to … Continue reading

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Ascent Day – June 7, 1913

It was one o’clock when we got to the top. I was ahead all day and was the first ever to set foot on Mt. Denali.  – Walter Harper June 7, 2013: THE FIRST ASCENT – One hundred years ago, … Continue reading

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Team Efforts

Most people have no idea how museums put exhibits together. At UAMN, we’ve developed a process that, while slightly different with each exhibit, follows a basic structure of using a guest curator (myself, in the case of Denali Legacy) along with a … Continue reading

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Made on the Mountain

T [Robert Tatum] is working on an American flag which he hopes to hoist on top of the instrument tent on the summit and I am carving a rude inscription on a tent pole, of which I hope to make … Continue reading

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New Connections

When you take on the role of a guest curator, you never know what sort of new ideas you’ll discover. You make the pitch, about how your interpretation of a story is going to be “new” and “different,” and how … Continue reading

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The Things They Carried

Accumulating artifacts for an historical exhibit like Denali Legacy might include some obvious similarities with the event itself. For example, the planning, like that of the Denali expedition, began well over a year ago. And there’s always a bit of … Continue reading

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Start for the Mountain

Thursday, March 13, 1913 We got away today at 130, having been held all the morning waiting for the tents. The “Times” this morning had the whole “story”.  I could keep it from them no longer, but I did not … Continue reading

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