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Alutiiq Museum Gets New Executive Director
The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak has a new executive director.
KODIAK- The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak has a new executive director.
Alicia Drabek is an author and Alutiiq language scholar with a Ph.D. in indigenous studies from the University of Alaska. Her children's book, "The Red Cedar of Afognak: A Driftwood Journey," won an American Book Award.
She began her new role with the museum on Monday.
Drabek replaces Sven Haakanson, who left for the University of Washington and the Burke Museum, where he works as curator of Native American collections.
Haakanson had been gathering information about Alutiiq artifact collections around the world and led efforts to expand the Alutiiq museum's physical collections.
Drabek says she believes her job is to build on his work.
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