UAMN is the only museum in the state with a tripartite mission of teaching, research and collecting. With the eyes of the world on the Arctic, now more than ever, UA Museum of the North plays a vital role in continuing to tell the stories of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going as a state and region. The museum has two million objects in collections. Our faculty curators, affiliated scientists and university students conduct research on these collections, allowing new interpretations that are both educational and engaging. The museum aims to connect visitors of all ages and backgrounds (90,000 annually) to the collections. Exciting renovations are being planned for Gallery Of Alaska, the museum's largest exhibit area.