[Taxacom] Field & Te Papa Museum news
Paul.Johnson at sdstate.edu
Wed Dec 19 22:51:11 CST 2012
". . .the process was not about staff cuts, but about keeping pace with museums overseas, and increasing research and exhibition output. A "redeployment pool. . ."
An interesting euphemism, redeployment. The unspoken reality of the "keeping pace" is the demand to increase grant and other receipts Nothing more. It is a money matter.
The priority is to keep the bureaucrats happy and the overlords in power and pay. The researchers and curators in natural history are disposable labor. In the U.S. this is patently evident by simply looking at the trends and patterns over the last 15 years, or more.
Paul J. Johnson, PhD
Professor of Entomology
Faculty Senate Exec Comm & Graduate Council
Insect Biodiversity Lab
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007, USA
On Dec 19, 2012, at 3:49 PM, "Geoff Read" <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:
> Same old sad cutbacks stories.
> Same has been going on here in Wellington, New Zealand at Te Papa (MONZ)
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