Raw's private collection note

Lynn Raw lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET
Wed Sep 25 19:26:29 CDT 2002


 Private collections exist, have existed and will continue to exist no
 what you may believe.

 Private collections are often used by researchers at institutions, for
 of university students and, through the continuity brought about by
founding an organisation to bring about better security for the specimens,
hopefully  these will still be available for those future endeavours you
mention long after their individual owners have disappeared from the scene.

 I therefore find your remarks rather puzzling!


 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Anita F. Cholewa" <chole001 at UMN.EDU>
 Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 2:29 AM
> Subject: Raw's private collection note
> Are we moving back in time?  Encouraging private collections undermines
> everything we have tried to accomplish in terms of specimen preservation
> teaching, research, and future endeavors!  Museums are the recognized
> for specimen preservation with the experience, access to object
> 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)
> http://www.cbs.umn.edu/herbarium/vascularplantpage.htm

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