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Re: How many jobs does Bakker have?!!!

Dear Scott and List,

    Bob really is the Curator for the Houston Museum. They are at the
beginning stages of some pretty impressive expansion projects. This
information is based on personal correspondence.

In the loop Cliff
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To: <hxmendoza@yahoo.com>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: How many jobs does Bakker have?!!!

> Whoa!
> Bob Bakker is not, and has never been, the curator at the Wyoming
> Dinosaur Center.  I'm not sure were this would come from, as he has
> never had any institutional affiliation with us. I'm not trying to
> imply any ill will, but the people who are hard at work here are the
> ones who deserve the credit.
> To the best of my knowledge, in the state of Wyoming Bob Bakker was
> really only a currator at the Tate Geological Museum in Casper,
> Wyoming. and that was an adjunct position.  There was an institutional
> disagreement, and the bones he had excavated from Como Bluff were moved
> to the Paleon in Glenrock, WY.  He is still affiliated with them, but I
> don't believe he has ever taken an active (e.g. curratorial) role,
> though he has continued to use it as a repository for other bones he
> pulled out of Como Bluff.  The last time I was in Glenrock they
> indicated that Bakker is not there very often, although he frequently
> shows up to aid in their annual museum birthday party, and other
> fundraising events.
> I don't know anything about his relationship with the other museums
> mentioned, but he is not spending that much time in WY museums, so I
> see no reason he couldn't have a job elsewhere.
> Scott Hartman
> Science Director
> Wyoming Dinosaur Center
> 110 Carter Ranch Rd.
> Thermopolis, WY 82443
> (800) 455-3466 ext. 230
> Cell: (307) 921-8333
> www.skeletaldrawing.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Mendoza <hxmendoza@yahoo.com>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Sent: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 06:09:48 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: How many jobs does Bakker have?!!!
> In a recent article on the Houston Museum of Natural
> history exhibit it states that Bob Bakker is curator
> of paleontology. How many jobs and homes does this guy
> have? He's curator of the Wyoming dinosaur center.
> Curator of the Paleon foundation. I believe he was a
> curator at the museum where Jane the Juvenile T. rex
> is at. How does this work? Can someone explain it to
> me?!
> Henry Mendoza
> Aurora, CO
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