hmmm not exactly where I expected this discussion to go :-)
But to be serious again - if I was ever asked why I think this stuff should be kept in museums and not dispersed among private collections through sale, it is the same reason why John's ideas would also not work for me - accessibility. Anyone and everyone can gain access to material held in museums and study it for whatever purposes they see fit. All a museum might ask is a bit of notice. Landfill? Doesn't work for me. Private collections? Nice to know that someone (emphasis on the 'one') might be enjoying them but I would prefer that everyone could enjoy them too.
On 29 Oct 2010, at 14:22, Marcus Smith wrote:
> John Wood wrote:
>> If long term storage of material that is unlikely to be referenced is
>> the matter of question and such that is not environmentally sensitive
>> why not put the stuff back where we found it?
>> It was happily stored there for hundreds/thousands of years so why
>> can't it be so again?
> Okay you guys, I know it's Friday, but this is getting a little weird. :/
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