Thursday, September 17, 2015

Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab - Curated Conversation Event

Dr. Kim B. Wright leverages three decades of experience in neurosurgery to perform minimally invasive and complex surgeries through his clinic, Laser Precision Spine Surgery, which is based in Anchorage, Alaska. On top of his professional responsibilities, Kim B. Wright, MD, contributes to a number of local nonprofits and organizations, including the Anchorage Museum.

Among its many programs, the Anchorage Museum maintains the Polar Lab, which uses exhibitions, active investigation, and other programs to examine life in the North and inspire connection. The Anchorage Museum recently hosted an event called “Curated Conversation: Edges at the Anchorage Museum” as part of the Polar Lab program series. During the event, panelists explored the various “edges” of the impact of Northern explorers, such as Captain Cook, who seized and changed sites that had long been used by indigenous people. The panel featured prominent members of the community like Princess Lucaj Johnson, Edgar Heap of Birds, and Aaron Leggett.

The Polar Lab’s curated conversations series will continue throughout the next two years while the United States retains the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. To see a recording of the recent event, please visit