[Taxacom] Temp housing of collections during renovation
olmstead at u.washington.edu
Fri Jan 22 12:35:53 CST 2010
The Burke Museum at the University of Washington is in preplanning
for a renovation/expansion of our existing building. During the
construction phase, it is anticipated that all collections housed in
the existing building will need to be moved out and stored elsewhere
for a period of two years (this will not affect the herbarium or fish
collection, which are housed in different buildings).
To help with our planning, it would be very helpful to hear from
others who have been through this. For example:
How much access was provided during the eviction period?
What activities continued and what ones were shut down (eg, loans?
visitors? walk-in access?)?
How did this affect research activity on the collections (eg, on-site
Were you able to continue accessioning new specimens?
Was space provided for all of your collections in one location, or
were they scattered?
How were staffing levels impacted during this period?
What experiences did you have that worked well, or didn't work so well?
Please send your replies to directly to me at: olmstead at uw.edu
Professor of Biology and Herbarium Curator, Burke Museum
Department of Biology For express mail services:
Box 355325 Department of Biology
University of Washington Hitchcock Hall Rm 423
Seattle, WA 98195-5325 University of Washington
USA Seattle, WA 98195
email: olmstead at u.washington.edu
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