Designation of Natural and Cultural History Repositories
In 2014 the Alaska State Legislature passed a bill authorizing the Alaska State Museum to designate qualifying Alaska based institutions as Natural and Culture History Repositories. The legislation, House Bill 154, sponsored by Representative Steve Thompson of Fairbanks and enacted as CHAPTER 21 SLA 14, authorizes the Alaska State Museum to develop and implement regulations that oversee the repository designation application process.
Once started, this applications must be completed. Applications for designation will be accepted from April 2, 2018 through April 30, 2018.