Thanks for this. I remember your visit, and as always I learned from it,
which is the aspect that I think we are all overlooking. But there is a real
issue here, around the availability of staff time to undertake such work
these days. Priorities seem to have changed, and not necessarily better. In
addition, expectations have risen.
The only reason that I could help you was that I had a good knowledge of the
collection, and that we had organised it (not I) in a way that made the
stores an index in their own right.
I am sorry if I upset you, but I think curators are a dying breed, and that
the whole of society will suffer as a result.
> From: D.C. Briscoe[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> That was (mostly) a joke and I was not (really) intending to slag off
> curators -- most of them are super people who will go out of their way to
> find what I'm after. So I'm sorry if I've hurt anyone's feelings. However,
> no.6 did actually happen to me *after* I'd made a 100 mile drive (and got
> at 6.00 am) in order to cast that specific pot.