Slideshow | Priceless Artifacts Move In

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Bob Banghart, deputy director of State Libraries, Archives and Museums, walks through a tunnel built to tranfer the museum's collections from the old museum to the new vault in the build currently under construction.
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Cabinets and artifacts are being moved into the new collections vault in the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum building.
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Jacki Fernandez, left, and Bethany Buckingham move artwork through a specially constructed tunnel between the old Alaska State Museum and the new collections vault in the State Libraries, Archives and Museums building currently under construction. Addison Field, recently promoted to Chief Curator of the Alaska State Museum, supervises the move.
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Addison Field, recently promoted to Chief Curator of the Alaska State Museum, looks at a drawer full of mukluks on Tuesday, some of the first pieces of the museum's collection to be moved in to the new collections vault in the State Libraries, Archives and Museums building.
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Cabinets are moved from the old Alaska State Museum building to the new collections vault in the State Libraries, Archives and Museums building on Tuesday.
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Hayley Chambers, left, and Bethany Buckingham move artwork into the new collections vault on Tuesday.
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Jacki Fernandez, left, and Hayley Chambers lift drawers with artwork in the new collections vault in the State Libraries, Archives and Museums building currently under construction.
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Jacki Fernandez, left, Bethany Buckingham, center, and Hayley Chambers move drawers with artwork into cabinets in the new collections vault on Tuesday.

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All photos by Michael Penn.

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