Alaska Regional Curatorial Center (ARCC)
The Alaska Regional Curatorial Center ARCC) is a centralized collections repository for the Alaska Region of the National Park Service (NPS). It is located in the Alaska Regional Office at 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska where it is home to the Alaska Region's museum collections. The ARCC was designed to be a state of the art storage facility. It is the primary storage facility for the following park units:
- Alagnak WiId River
- Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
- Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
- Cape Krusenstern National Monument
- Katmai National Park and Preserve
- Kobuk Valley National Park
- Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
- Noatak National Park
Currently, the ARCC cares for over 2.5 million items, including archival records, natural history specimens and cultural resources objects such as archeological artifacts, fossils, and plant specimens. The center also houses fragile video, film, and photographic prints on behalf of the parks in the Alaska Region. Additionally, the center provides a secure and carefully designed curatorial workroom and lab space for the study and treatment of museum objects.
Hours of Operation
The center is open, Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm and closed weekends and federal holidays.
Museum Collections and Archives are available to researchers by appointment only.