Less controversial, but equally appealing,are traveling displays of Arizona’s geologicpast, mining history, and significant mineralcollections, as well as components of thecentennial “100 Years ~ 100 Quilts” exhibit,both of which have reached communitiesin all corners of the state.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Where is the Arizona Mineral Collection?
Following the hostile takeover and abrupt closure and destruction of the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, many have wondered where the Arizona mineral collection is. They cannot be comforted by recent developments.
The AHS recently published a three page Annual Report. It contains two letters, a membership list, and two small financial pie charts. The letter from the Director contains the following paragraph.
So, apparently the answer is that the mineral collection is being scattered across the state. This, combined with finding of recent Auditor General reports, is worrisome. As reported in the 9/13/2003 blog post and on page 29 of the Performance Review cited in the 10/11/13 blog post, the AHS has inventory control issues. Some collections have not been audited for over 14 years.
Arizona Historical Society 2013 Annual Report http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/2013annualreport/