Photos and interviews from around the museum
Growing the Blockhouse Roof
August 2012 - The newly preserved Kolmakovsky Blockhouse features a sod roof. Builder Sandy Jamieson is working to cultivate the living roof with plants harvested from the area.
Art in the Making
May 2012 - The museum's production team, along with Curator Mareca Guthrie, spent months in the field, recording the five artists featured in this special exhibit. We visited their studios and their homes, to watch their process.
Journey of the Seal Stone
April 2012 - Just in time for our Annual Open House, we track down the story of the seal stone housed in our archaeology collection. Collection manager Jim Whitney tells us what we know and what we'd like to learn.
Leggy! Live Spiders & Their Relatives
January 2012 - Our new special exhibit features live arthropods. These leggy creatures were quite photogenic and our model, Jill Stockbridge, was an excellent caretaker.
New Shelves for Earth Science
November 2011 - Earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller received a $392,486 grant from NSF’s biological research collections program to help bring the museum's storage facility into the 21st Century.
Northern Alaska Rock Art
September 2011 - This summer, a team of archaeologists and artists traveled to a petroglyph site in the Noatak National Preserve. During smallscale excavations of prehistoric dwellings, the team made an exciting discovery.
Banners and Flowers Frame the Museum
August 2011 - New banners and new flowers adorn the museum on a beautiful day. Accented by the stunning cloudscape, the museum's architecture shows off yet another side. Summer is fleeting in Alaska, yet an abundance of life flourishes under its watch.
Ida Cast Comes to the Museum
July 2011 - Earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller spent June doing research with a colleague in Oslo, Norway. While he was there, he collected a cast of the Messel pit fossil known as Ida.
The World of Insects
June 2011 - Members of the University of Alaska Museum of the North staff are getting ready for the spider exhibit opening in January 2012 featuring live insects, as well as movies about their behaviour and habitat.
The Calder Quartet at the Museum
March 2011 - The Calder Quartet visited Fairbanks for thje Fairbanks Concert Association's 2010-11 season.Thanks to FCA's dedication to sharing their artists with the wider community, the quartet offered a preview performance at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.