Aron L. CrowellAlaska Director
Arctic Studies Center
121 W. 7th Ave.
Crowell has been the director of Arctic Studies Center's Alaska office in Anchorage since 1994, where he is responsible for Smithsonian research, exhibition, and education programs. His doctorate is from the University of California, Berkeley. A research focus on the anthropology of the North Pacific led to a co-curatorial role in the original Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska exhibition in 1988, and to numerous archaeological projects in Alaska. Crowell is co-curator for Looking Both Ways:Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People, a collaborative research and exhibition project (1996-2001) with the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak. Crowell's most recent book is Archaeology and the Capitalist World System: A Study from Russian America (1998). He teaches museum anthropology for the University of Alaska, and has made training and support for tribal museums a focus of the Arctic Studies Center program in Alaska. The Arctic Studies Center website is an important tool for outreach to Alaska Native audiences, as well as a global posting of ASC research and exhibits.
Aron L. will demonstrate Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution