Raw's private collection note

Luis C. Muniz lmuniz at EASYLINE.COM.BR
Wed Sep 25 18:07:34 CDT 2002

      I fully agree with you Anita, Private collection is one of the worst
things in Science. The Collections must be public and free, without an
     As a researcher that work for a public collection, I have to say that
it is a disgusting idea, if it is not a definite decision, please
reconsider it.
      We have to encourage the researchers and the collectors to keep your
specimens in Institutional Collections, to make it available forever.


Dr. Luís C. Muniz
Helminthological Collection
Rio de Janeiro

> 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)
> http://www.cbs.umn.edu/herbarium/vascularplantpage.htm

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