The Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka has a new Curator of Collections: Jackie Fernandez, currently curator of the Sitka Historical Society Museum.
Fernandez will assume the curator position at the Sheldon Jackson Museum on March 1. In her new capacity, she will oversee 6,000 artifacts, representing each of Alaska’s Native groups.
Born and raised in Boston, with stints as a teenager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Vermont, Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Tufts University. She has interned at various museums and non-profit organizations in the Lower 48 and Alaska, including a summer at the Alaska Museum of Natural History in Anchorage as part of Alaska State Museum’s summer internship program, and seasonal work at the Raptor Center in Haines.
Winter hours at the museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a $3 discounted winter admission.