Fairbanks Museum Upgrades

If you’ve stopped by the Fairbanks Museum lately, you’ll have found that it’s closed for the remainder of the month: they’re working on upgrading the facilities. VPR has an excellent look at what’s coming:

The Fairbanks Museum is getting cleaner and brighter, and a former Fairbanks home is being restored to its Victorian splendor.

At the museum, hammers and saws fly in the majestic domed first floor gallery on a frigid afternoon. Exhibits and dioramas are being dismantled, glass is being cleaned, and some cases are being replaced. New LED lighting will bring stuffed woodland creatures, a giant polar bear, and rare birds out of the dust and twilight. But first the animals must be evacuated.

Read and listen to the full article here. The museum reopens on January 26th.