Private collections of museum curators

Vr. Richard Bejsak-Colloredo-Mansfeld ricardo at ANS.COM.AU
Sat Sep 28 07:40:24 CDT 2002

This was true in my old Bohemia, but when you get position in the entomology
museum in this time, this was position for rest of your life..
and museum collection was like yours...

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(name) Vratislav Richard Eugene Maria John Baptist
(surname) of Bejsak (Bayshark)-Colloredo-Mansfeld
Coleoptera - Australia, Tenebrionidae of the World (incl. Lagriinae,

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Adolf Ceska" <aceska at TELUS.NET>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 5:15 PM
Subject: Private collections of museum curators

>         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

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