Julie Decker is an artist, writer, and the Director/CEO of the Anchorage Museum, a leading centre for scholarship, engagement, and investigation of Alaska and the North. Julie’s career has focused on the people and environment of Northern places, building projects, and initiatives in service to local and global communities. Before becoming Director/CEO, Julie served as the Anchorage Museum’s Chief Curator; previously, she had served as Director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art and the TrailerArtsCenter, both in Anchorage, as well as an instructor of art history for the University of Alaska. Julie has curated and designed numerous exhibitions, taught classes, and authored and edited numerous publications on subjects ranging from contemporary art and architecture of the North to the Arctic environment. She serves on the board of the Alaska Design Forum, the Anchorage Museum Building Committee and the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, and her publications include Up Here: The North at the Center of the World (ed. with Kirsten Anderson, 2016), and North: Finding Place in Alaska (ed., 2017).