Rachel Boesenberg (she/her) is Assistant Curator at the Anchorage Museum. Recent exhibitions include How to Survive, Lines of Sight: Comic Art and Storytelling in Alaska, and Alaska from Above: The Art of Bradford Washburn. Born and raised in Anchorage, she returned home in 2022 after a decade in Boston where she held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Design Museum Everywhere.
Rachel Boesenberg will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024 :
How to Survive: Considering Care in Exhibitions
Anchorage Museum staff share their experiences developing How to Survive, an exhibition grounded in care for each other and care for the planet. Efforts to reduce our carbon footprint often require an increased amount of staff time, energy, and emotional output, leading our team to consider sustainability as a more holistic endeavor encompassing many aspects of museum work. Addressing curation, design, fabrication, and community outreach—all while centering staff wellness—panelists will share learnings as well as guiding principles that can help us rethink our relationship to the production and display of artworks in an era of climate emergency.