Conservation Projects at AMNH
With the generous support of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The Stockman Family Foundation, anthropology conservators initiated a two year project in October, 2014 to examine, document, stabilize and rehouse portions of the museum’s Siberian ethnographic collection formed during the renown Jesup North Pacific Expedition of 1897-1902, an expedition that investigated the relationships between the peoples at each side of the Bering Strait.
In February 2012 four carved and painted house posts were reinstalled near the entrance of the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. These pieces were part of an important multi-year project to undertake conservation treatments on nearly half of the 77 large scale carvings in the hall. The project was funded by generous grants from the Institute for Museum and Library services and the Stockman Family Foundation.