Kodiak Crab Festival
May 21-25, Look for the Alutiiq Nation booth
Conservation Workshop with Peabody Museum Staff Members
June 10-11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Alutiiq Museum
Community Archaeology Orientation
July 9, 7:00 pm, Alutiiq Museum
Community Archaeology, 2015
July 13- August 7, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm, Kashevaroff Site and Alutiiq Musem Lab
Conservators to Visit Kodiak
A team of museum professionals from Harvard University will visit Kodiak in June. Their goal is to learn about skin sewing. The trip is part of a grant-funded project to care for the Peabody's assemblage of northern gut and skin artifacts, including an historic Alutiiq kayak. During their visit, the team will meet with skin sewers to learn about stitching techniques. They will also review the museum's collection of gut and skin artifacts to provide recommendations for care.
"This is an opportunity for us to learn about cleaning and repairing skin artifacts," said Curator of Collections Marnie Leist. "We are especially interested in discussing gutskin. This material is particularly sensitive to changes in humidity. Several of the gut items in our collection torn and the experts from Harvard can help us explore the best approaches for repairs."
Mark your calendars. The team will be hosting a free public workshop at the museum on June 11 and 12. Join in the discussion about skin sewing or ask your questions about the care of a family treasure.