Private collections of museum curators

James Kruse fnjjk1 at UAF.EDU
Fri Sep 27 15:03:59 CDT 2002

on 9/26/02 10:15 PM, Adolf Ceska at aceska at TELUS.NET wrote:

> Some museums forbid their curators to keep private collections.
> They claim that curators should not compete with their own institutions.
> I know one lepidopterologist who was asked to give up his collection of
> butterflies (it was almost complete for that region) when he accepted a
> temporary curatorial position in a museum.
> Adolf Ceska, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Many have this policy. Some allow you to keep it, but you're forbidden to
add to it.


James J. Kruse, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty and Curator of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK, USA 99775-6960
tel 907.474.5579
fax 907.474.1987

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