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Unpaid graduate internships

From: Jeremy Wells <jeremy>
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
In response to Jennifer Barnett's <reginatextilia [at] ision__nl> post on
13 Jan 2004 (Cons DistList Inst. 17:50):

You make a very interesting argument asking if the "loss of cultural
heritage is always so bad." I'm in absolute agreement that if the
public doesn't want to support the preservation of material culture,
they shouldn't be forced to pay for it. I would, however, argue that
most people want to see their heritage preserved. In my experience,
the lack of support for the preservation of movable or immovable
objects is due to inadequate public education and misunderstandings
rather than an overt wish to let tangible connections to the past
disappear altogether.

The preservation of immovable objects garners more public support
because these objects are much more visible and therefore make a
much larger impression on a community. The historic preservation
movement is also very public with national advocacy organizations
(e.g., the National Trust in the U.S.). Where are the equivalent
public advocacy organizations for the preservation of moveable
objects? Should this space have more public visibility?


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