Friday, September 23, 2011
Mineral Museum gutted
Even though fundraising for the centennial museum failed, the AHS is continuing with the total elimination of the mineral museum. Minerals and artifacts have been removed from all cases, and the cases are being removed from the building. The cases are being loaded onto U-Haul trucks that are taking them to Globe to display the Mofford memorabilia collection.
Many of the cases were recently refurbished and refinished by former mineral museum volunteers. That also included the installation of new glass that was paid for by the Flagg Foundation. This demonstrates the folly of providing volunteer labor or contributions to a state agency managed by fickle bureaucrats incapable of recognizing a top rated and historic science museum.
The newly hired curator (on the state payroll) was seen in the lobby, doing whatever it is that curators do in museums that are closed and empty.