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Museum of the North exhibit highlights Changing Alaska

Posted: July 19, 2012 - 12:02am

A new installation in the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks introduces visitors to the Gallery of Alaska. The installation, Changing Alaska, emphasizes the importance of museum collections and research to understanding change on vastly different scales, from seasonal cycles to those that occur over eons.

For example, the exhibit displays a pair of ptarmigan to illustrate how they adapt to the changing seasons and an ancient tree from North Pole, to show change over millennia. At the center of the installation is a film—projected on a giant globe—that looks at climate change research.

Support for the exhibit was provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the NASA Eyes on the Arctic grant.

For more information, visit museum.uaf.edu.

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