The Alaska State Museum

In 2016 The Alaska State Museum opened its new facility after being closed for nearly 4 years.  In that time the artifacts in the old space had been uninstalled, moved, the building destroyed and a new building constructed which now houses the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museum all under one roof.  Each object going on display in the new museum layout required custom mounts that were created at the level of current best practices and were subsequently installed.  Tanna was part of the team creating and installing these displays and mounts.  Common mountmaking techniques used were woodworking, braising brass and molding plexiglass.  The Museum is currently open if you would like to see the work in person.


Exhibit Display, Mount Construction and Installation


BRASS MOUNTS

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SMALL BIRD MOUNTS (IN PROGRESS)


MOLDED PLEXI & BRASS MOUNTS