Alele Museum received $25,000 from the US Embassy Wednesday following a signing ceremony between Alele Executive Director Melvin Majmeto and US Ambassador Karen Stewart. Alele Manager Carol Curtis and Board Members Mabel Peter and Rebecca Lorennij witnessed the handover.
The grant project “Scanning and Archiving the deBrum Paper Documents Collection” includes hiring of a dedicated staff to oversee and complete the task within a 17-month period. Once completed, documents will be available for public use. Joachim deBrum is considered the first photographer in the Marshall Islands.
Read more about this in the October 26, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.