Thursday, August 28, 2014
JUNEAU EMPIRE -- Andrew Washburn was recently hired as registrar for the Alaska State Museums, which includes the State Museum in Juneau and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka. Washburn, who earned a Master’s degree in Museum Studies at San Francisco State University, will be responsible for the documentation, colocation, physical preservation and storage of the state’s collections. He is one of the museum professionals from around Alaska who traveled to Juneau this year to assist with the Alaska State Museums’ collection move to the newly constructed SLAM vault. Washburn comes to the State Museums from the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan where he was working as the senior curator of collections.