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Alaska Governor proposes large cuts to University of Alaska system

Proposed budget cuts to the University of Alaska system would imapct, among many other things, the system's museum and collections.  

From the article in the Anchorage Daily News:

The impact of such a state funding cut, [museum director Pat Druckenmiller] said, "would be devastating to the museum.”

The museum houses a collection of 2.5 million objects including artifacts, specimens and art. “We cannot just turn off the lights and walk away from those,” he said. “These are the things that represent our state’s history.” That collection is also vital for research, which brings in federal dollars, Druckenmiller said.