American Association of Museums Statement on Natural History Collections

Scott Gardner slg at UNL.EDU
Tue Dec 2 10:22:34 CST 2003


To: TAXACOM List Serve Readers:
From: Scott Gardner, Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, Univ. of Nebraska State Museum

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This in last week from the American Association of Museums (AAM).

 --Scott Gardner

 See link [http://www.aam-us.org] and text below:  

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 At its Nov. 2003 meeting, the AAM Board of Directors issued the attached
 statement of deep concern about university natural history museums,
 citing the risk to irreplaceable objects held in the public trust and
 the shared legacy that these collections comprise.  It urged university
 administrators and others influencing university funding to preserve
 these collections and continue to provide public access to them, and to
 begin a national dialogue to promote their long-term stability.  This
 statement may be valuable to museums facing these problems. The full
 text is available on AAM's website (http://www.aam-us.org).


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Scott Lyell Gardner, Ph.D.
Curator of Parasitology
The Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology
W-529 Nebraska Hall
The University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0514
e-mail:       slg at unl.edu
Tel:            402-472-3334
FAX:          402-472-8949
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