Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arizona Centennial Museum geologist

The following appeared on http://arizonageology.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Geology curator joins centennial museum

Madison Barkley is the newly hired Geology Curator for the "Arizona Experience" [right], the planned reincarnation of the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, as part of the 2012 Arizona Centennial.

Madison recently completed her PhD in Geosciences at the University of Arizona, under the direction of Bob Downs, who is also the Director of the UA Mineral Museum at the Flandreau Science Center. Madison told me she plans on keeping a research office at UA.

Bob has been enthusiastic about the possibilities of developing joint exhibits, education programs, and other resources for the two museums. Madison's appointment may be the key to help make that happen.

1 comment:

  1. So who is running this, the U of A Flandrau Center? They had their chance with the Rio Nuevo Boondoggle Science Center. (Go look at the purchase orders made by these people you will see how they screwed up: Az Daily Star) and they screwed up big time. Why is their name even mentioned in this,and she still has an office there? So who does she work for?
    This new hire maybe a nice person but she has no experience!
    We feel sorry for her.....she works for Woosley!