The Alutiiq Museum preserves and shares the heritage and culture of the Alutiiq people.
Herman Squartsoff teaches a child to light an oil lamp.
Celebrating heritage through living culture.
The Alutiiq Museum’s work spans the globe, but we have a deep commitment to the Kodiak Archipelago–the museum’s home and the geographic center of the Alutiiq world. We work diligently to involve people of all heritages in educational programming and original research–archaeological studies, language documentation, and collections investigations. By engaging everyone in the celebration of Alutiiq heritage, we reduce cultural isolation, reawaken cultural traditions, build intergenerational ties that broaden cultural understanding, and create a welcoming environment for discovery. We believe that rekindling cultural traditions also depends on the commitment and involvement of community organizations, agency partners, and supporters like you.
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Learning to Innovate
Since 2015, the Alutiiq Mueum has been a member of New Pathways Alaska, a cohort of arts organizations learning to identify their challenges and address them in new and inovative ways. This video chronicles our journey in the program. It was produced by EmcArts with support from Rasmuson Foundation.