Thursday, July 23, 2009

Story: Part-time museum doesn't cut it

Editor: As a University of Wyoming alum, (former) donor, and past student employee of the Geological Museum, I find the latest bit of news about the "reopening of the Geological Museum on a part-time basis" rather disturbing.

This decision obviously is due to the overwhelming pressure that has been placed on the UW administration. Nevertheless, it does not resolve the problem at hand. A museum, whether it be art, historic, or geologic, must be a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment," as defined by the International Council of Museums.

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