Sunday, July 19, 2009

Article in Cheyenne paper on "re-opening" of Museum

Here is a link to an article in today's Wyoming Tribune Eagle:

After reading this and "Back from the Dead," please comment. We need to hear from you so we can do our best work toward meeting the goal of the Friends.


  1. I am disgusted by the tone of these articles. No reporter asked how the funding will continue and this was much too favorable to UW. No one seems to think this was a PR stunt. I think the Friends need to re-brand themselves as a group assisting with continued fundraising to bring in a curator to allow the museum to fulfill its educational mission.

  2. As I have said on my own blog this statement from the university really feels like a "here, now shut up and go away" by the administration. Opening a museum and not maintaining it are not what we want. the collections need to be cared for, maintained and someone other than a security guard needs to do that. I think the administration is feeling the pressure but this is their half-assed way of trying to make people happy and make it (all the attention to their huge mistake and all the bad press) go away.

  3. Thanks for your comments. We need concrete indication from the public that this is NOT what the outcry was about. Friends will be meeting this afternoon to strategize. Agreed, the "with curator" part of reopening, in our mission statement, must come to the forefront. Thanks, Meg, for your committed attention to this issue. Thanks, Rebecca, as well, for keeping the issue alive on your blog.