Addison Field has been promoted to Chief Curator of the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the museum announced Wednesday. Field replaces Robert Banghart, who was appointed Deputy Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums in 2013. Banghart has been filling both roles since that appointment.
Field began his Alaska museum career in 2004 at the reception desk of the museum he now will be managing. After a year at the Alaska State Museum, he spent two years as Director of the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center in Haines. He returned to Juneau in 2007 to work as the Curator of Collections & Exhibits for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
In October 2012, Field took the position of Registrar at the Alaska State Museum, where he has been working primarily on coordinating the move of the museum’s 32,000 objects to the nearly completed collections vault in the SLAM facility currently under construction in downtown Juneau.
Field has a bachelor of arts degree in history from the Virginia Military Institute and a master of fine arts degree in museum studies from The George Washington University.