Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center


The Smithsonian Institution’s new Arctic Studies Center combines a cultural resource and study center, a seven-screen synchronized orientation film, an immersive soundscape listening space, and a 10,000 square-foot gallery interpreting over 600 objects and the Alaskan Native communities that produced them. The project offers an intimate and multifaceted perspective representing a reunion of cultural heritage with contemporary Alaskans.

Credits: Ralph Appelbaum, Tim Ventimiglia, Jennifer Whitburn, Nikki Shah-Hoseinni, Caroline Brownell, John Locascio, Anne Bernard, Diana Greenwold, Maggie Jacobstein and Nikki Amdur of Ralph Appelbaum Associates; George Sexton Associates Audio; Video and Controls Inc.; Magnusson Klemencic Associates Inc.; BBFM Engineers Inc.; David Chipperfield Architects; Kumin Associates Inc.; Alcan General Construction; Kubik/Maltbie; Click Netherfield; Ely Inc. and Benchmark; Donna Lawrence Productions; Second Story Interactive and Charlie Morrow Productions for Anchorage Museum Building Committee

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