What curators are not paid for: A response to Sandra Bowdler

24th May 2014

Richard Robins

Introduction*

Sandra Bowdler’s response to my recent (1988) article about the Queensland Museum’s policy regarding the deposition of archaeological collections is a welcome one for two reasons. The first is that it opens up the debate and creates greater awareness about an area of cultural resource management that I feel (perhaps with some bias) is sadly neglected. The second is that it amply illustrates many commonly held misconceptions about the role of museums with regard to archaeological collection management.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Robins, R.
What curators are not paid for: A response to Sandra Bowdler
June 1990
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74–76
Short Report
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