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JUNEAU - The public is invited to meet with the design team for the State Libraries, Archives and Museums building project that will result in a joint facility in Juneau for the state libraries, archives and museums.
In 2002, the Legislature appropriated $1.5 million to buy a 1.58 acre vacant lot in Juneau next to the Alaska State Museum. In 2006, the Legislature granted $1.4 million for pre-planning and a needs assessment. In 2008, the Legislature appropriated $7.5 million for architectural design of the SLAM project.
The Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums is conducting a series of workshops to combine their institutions' ideas, and its staff is eager to learn what Alaskans think about ways to best collect, preserve and share Alaska's historic record.
"Come share your vision and goals for the integrated project, which will protect and connect the state's historic resources of the past and future. We want to hear your ideas," said Division Director Linda Thibodeau.
The meetings are at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Building, 350 Whittier Street, Suite 101. There will be an introduction to the SLAM project April 13 at 6:30 p.m. A follow-up will happen at 5:30 p.m. April 15.