Building an Outstanding Collection of Local Art and History Items
439 items were accessioned into the collection in 2015. These included this stunning Chilkat Blanket. 31 new artworks purchased through the Rasmuson Art Acquisitions fund included two outdoor sculptures, a start on an exterior sculpture garden. In 2016 we expanded the sculpture garden with a generous donation of seven more sculptures. In 2016 and 2017 the collection grew significantly, including White Fang movie production artifacts, the Alaska Indian Arts collection, and the entire borough historic map collection.
Sheldon Museum Acquisitions
Haines Sheldon Museum Art Acquisitions
Like many small museums, the Haines Sheldon Museum has no acquisitions budget. The generous Rasmuson Foundation Art Aquisition Initiative Fund allows us to purchase modern, locally produced art every year.
Started in 2003, the goal of this fund is to support living, practicing Alaskan artists through museum purchases, to enchance the permanent art collections of Alaskan museums, and to encourage Alaska museums to develop formal collection policies.
Click on the tab below for the Sheldon Museum's most recent art acquisitions made possible though the Rasmuson Foundation.
by Jim Heaton
Wood & Metal Northwest Coast Style Carving
by Sharon Svenson
by Sarah Cohen