The Alaska State Museum has offered conservation advice as part of its statewide outreach mandate since 1976.  One of the most frequent questions we receive has been, “What’s That White Stuff?”  Based on the past ten years of conservation experience with Alaskan collections, we’ve determined some likely culprits and gathered images to help illustrate common issues. Summer 2011 brought intern Crista Pack to Alaska help spearhead the project.



Crista Pack, conservation student, University of Delaware/ Winterthur Museum graduate conservation training program.  Anticipated MA 2013.










Ellen Carrlee, Alaska State Museum Conservator since 2006.  Graduate of the New York University conservation training program, 2000.








Scott Carrlee, Alaska State Museum Curator of Museum Services since 2006, Conservator from 2000-2006.  Graduate of the Buffalo State College conservation training program 1992.

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