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Cascadian institutions possibly worth considering as part of the GLAM-Wiki initiative. (GLAM = "galleries, libraries, archives, and museums" with Wikipedia; also including botanic and zoological gardens).

This is a very partial list, and Seattle-centric for the moment; please feel free to expand, especially geographically, and to flesh out entries.

There is a massive Wikipedia:List of museums in Washington, but I have no idea how many of these would be worth approaching.

Seattle

  • Art galleries:
    • 4culture (operated by King County)
    • Davidson Galleries (Sam Davidson; besides contemporary art, major dealer in limited edition prints, etc.)
    • Fantagraphics (although mainly a publisher & shop, does the most important gallery of comics-style art in the area)
    • Foster-White
    • Greg Kucera
    • Steinbrueck Native Gallery
    • Stonington (emphasis on contemporary Native American art)
    • Winston Wachter
    • Woodside/Braseth (mostly Northwest 20th Century)
    • Also http://www.artguidenw.com/ is the most comprehensive guide to Seattle's gallery scene
  • Libraries
    • Coast Guard Museum Northwest Library (Unsurprisingly, excellent on maritime history)
    • Historic Seattle Library (at Dearborn House)
    • The Mountaineers Library
    • Seattle Public Library (Seattle Room is an excellent resource on local history)
    • University of Washington (All sorts of rare books collections, etc.)
    • See also the extensive list at Wikipedia:List of libraries in Seattle
  • Archives
    • HistoryLink
    • Seattle Municipal Archives (already has a lot of content online)
    • Zine Archive & Publishing Project
  • Museums and similar institutions:
    • Primarily art
      • Frye Art Museum
      • Henry Art Gallery
      • Seattle Art Museum
        • Olympic Sculpture Park
        • Seattle Asian Art Museum
    • Other
      • Burke Museum
      • The Center for Wooden Boats Maritime Museum
      • (Seattle) Children's Museum
      • Coast Guard Museum Northwest
      • Daybreak Star
      • Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
      • EMP Museum
      • Georgetown PowerPlant Museum
      • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks: Visitors Center/Friends of Ballard Locks photo archive, historical records archive
      • History House (Fremont)
      • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
      • Living Computer Museum
      • Log Cabin Museum (history museum, West Seattle)
      • Museum of Communications (Georgetown, Seattle)
      • Museum of Flight
      • Museum of History and Industry
      • Nordic Heritage Museum
      • Northwest African American Museum
      • Pacific Science Center
      • Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum
      • Wing Luke Asian Museum
    • Other historical societies (no museum)
    • Botanic gardens, etc.
      • Kubota Garden (Japanese)
      • South Seattle College Arboretum
      • University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden
      • Volunteer Park Conservatory
      • Washington Park Arboretum, including Japanese Garden
    • Zoos, etc.
      • Seattle Aquarium
      • Woodland Park Zoo

Washington outside Seattle

  • Art galleries:
    • B2, Tacoma. Probably the strongest Washington state gallery for African-American art.
    • Fulcrum, Tacoma
  • Libraries:
    • Everett Public Library (Has a very good room dedicated to local history)
    • Tacoma Public Library (Has a very good room dedicated to local history)
    • Renton Public Library (While not comparable to Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett, has some interesting rare volumes on local history)
  • Archives:
    • Washington State Archives - Puget Sound Branch (located at Bellevue College)
  • Museums:
    • Primarily art
      • Bellevue Arts Museum
      • Maryhill Museum of Art (probably the most important museum in Eastern Washington)
      • Museum of Glass (Tacoma)
      • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, formerly Cheney Cowles Museum; both art & history, affiliate with Eastern Washington State Historical Society)
      • Tacoma Art Museum
    • Other
      • America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
      • Bigelow House Museum (and Olympia Historical Society)
      • Black Diamond Historical Museum
      • Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village
      • Clark County Historical Museum (Vancouver)
      • DuPont Museum
      • Edmonds Historical Museum
      • Fort Lewis Military Museum
      • Makah Museum
      • Naval Undersea Museum
      • Northwest Railway Museum (Snoqualmie)
      • Okanogan County Historical Museum
      • Polson Museum (Hoquiam)
      • Puget Sound Navy Museum
      • The State Capital Museum and Outreach Center (Olympia, includes some Native American content)
      • Shoreline Historical Museum
      • Tulalip Hibulb Center
      • Washington State History Museum (Tacoma)
      • Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center (Wenatchee)
      • Westport Maritime Museum
      • Whatcom Museum (Bellingham)
      • White River Valley Museum (Auburn)
      • Yakima Valley Museum (Yakima)
    • Botanic gardens, etc.
      • Wright Park Conservatory (Tacoma)
    • Zoos, etc.
      • Northwest Trek
      • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma)

See also