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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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Legacy Diaries

We’ll be displaying the journals of the four men who made it to the top of Denali together in June 1913. In the last few months, they’ve arrived from all over the country for the museum’s special exhibit, Denali Legacy: … Continue reading

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Sharing the Legacy

One of the aspects of my job that I really enjoy, is working on special exhibitions. Finding a topic that has broad appeal and developing a new way to present it to the public. A little over a year ago, … Continue reading

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