Museum Acronyms

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Wed Jul 24 08:53:00 CDT 2002

Hi Taxacomers,

Does anyone have access to an approved/accepted list of acronyms for the world's museums?  Is it on a website somewhere where I can take a peek?  

I know that one had the acronym SMUK (Snow Museum, University of Kansas), but that this was somehow later turned around.

In particular, I am under the impression that all, or perhaps most all, museums were to be designated with a 4-letter acronym.  The one in Ottawa used to be CNC (Canadian National Collection) - full stop.  Then I heard/read that it is now the CNCI (Canadian National Collection of Insects).

Can anyone confirm for me if the latter is now correct?

Robin Leech
Edmonton, Alberta

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