Saturday, December 15, 2007

how does this happen?

These two postings appeared on the Conservation DistList recently. The first concerns a very well respected non-profit that seems to have encountered difficulties, and the second is the exceedingly important textile conservation center in England. One wonders when things begin to sour, and what we, as individuals and as professionals, can do to create an environment where this can no longer occur.

Wasn't that part of the rationale for founding groups such as the American Institute of Conservation and the International Institute of Conservation? And isn't part of the concept of accreditation that each person working in the conservation field bears an individual level of responsibility to maintain a level of credibility for our organizations and for our operations in the greater world?

Conservation DistList
Instance: 21:34
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Today's Subjects
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Campbell Center finances

Textile Conservation Centre closure
"Textile school is stitched up"
Article in The Times (London)

reading publicity contacts
weather between storms