Read the latest stories for a look behind the scenes at the research and special events going on at the UA Museum of the North.
Former undergrad research assistant Josie Bonham extracts ancient DNA to find out whether one particular species of treeshrew (Tupaia glis) is actually several different species.
Browse photos from events and listen to interviews with the people who work at the UA Museum of the North.
The museum is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Tanana Valley, a horizon marked by the Alaska Range and all manner of flora and fauna. Each summer, the UAF Facilities Services ground crew plants and cares for hundreds of flowers adorning the museum's grounds.
Share the View
It’s been a hundred years since the first ascent of Denali. In that time, thousands of people have tried to reach the summit. If you know what that view looks like and you’re willing to share, send us your photos .
Year in Review
Browse through our FY12 Annual Report online and read the stories behind our collections. Or download your own copy here. We hope you'll be surprised by what you see.
It is with great pleasure that we, the faculty and staff of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, present out annual repot for FY 2012.
Communication and Marketing Manager
Theresa Bakker has worked in media for 25 years. She's been a journalist, public radio producer, essayist, editor, on-air host, and interviewer. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, she worked in communities across the state, including Galena, Homer, and Valdez. She started at the UA Museum of the North in 2010 and gets great satisfaction from working with a team that tells stories in this unique and multi-media way. Theresa has an MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a BA in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives with her family in downtown Fairbanks not far from the Chena River.