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Subject: Orphaned collections

Orphaned collections

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 1994
For the Resource Sharing Project of the Texas Association of Museums, I
am drafting an essay on the problems which cause and which result from
orphaned and endangered collections--i.e., those collections which are
administratively abandoned as a result of low visibility, shifting
priorities, loss of space or staff, or any other related factors.
Comments, suggestions for bibliographic references, and questions are
welcome. Anecdotal accounts are not necessary (though always
interesting) unless they concern Texas institutions, in which case the
committee would like to know more so that they can start thinking of
ways to help through resource sharing. No specific instances will be
used without the institution's consent. Copies of the final essay will
be provided on request.

The TAM Resource Sharing Project is a high-priority commitment by the
TAM to provide assistance to museums by pairing museums with needs to
museums with available resources to answer those needs. For further
information on this, please contact the Texas Association of Museums.
Thank you for your assistance.

Sally Shelton, Unreconstructed Texan
Collections Conservation Specialist
San Diego Natural History Museum

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 13, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-1-012
Received on Tuesday, 7 June, 1994

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