Private collections of museum curators

Barry M. OConnor bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Mon Sep 30 11:37:15 CDT 2002

At 8:15 AM -0500 9/28/02, Jerry Bricker wrote:
>That is the most outrageous thing I have ever heard!... the Inquisition,
>McCarthyism, or witch burnings...

My institution allows curators to maintain personal collections at home and
on their own time.  I know of another similar institution where curators
were allowed to have personal collections in the institution, and all their
effort went into those rather than the institutional collection.  One such
collection was even willed to a different institution by the "responsible"
party. - Barry

Barry M. OConnor
Curator & Professor             phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail: bmoc at
1109 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

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