Raw's private collection note

Anita F. Cholewa chole001 at UMN.EDU
Tue Sep 24 20:29:32 CDT 2002

Are we moving back in time?  Encouraging private collections undermines everything we have tried to accomplish in terms of specimen preservation for teaching, research, and future endeavors!  Museums are the recognized format for specimen preservation with the experience, access to object conservation research, an environmental controls that cannot be achieved in private collections.  Why would anyone encourage private collections!

Anita F. Cholewa, Ph.D.
Curator of Temperate Plants
Bell Museum of Natural History
University of Minnesota
1445 Gortner Ave
St Paul MN (USA)

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