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Former and current Sheldon Jackson Museum curators Peter Corey and Jackie Fernandez, and renown NW Coast artist Steve Brown discuss a project to study the museum’s silver collection — and to examine other pieces in private ownership in Sitka. Brown will be available 5:30 PM Fri Jan 17 at the Raindance Gallery on Monastery St. for “An Evening of Silver and Gold,” and will look a private pieces. Call 747-6233 to arrange a consultation. Brown will give a lecture 7 PM Sat Jan 18 at the Sheldon Jackson Museum as part of the annual Friends of SJ Museum board meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Sheldon Jackson Museum online.
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SJ Museum brings silver carving into the spotlight
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Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more