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fossil collecting - a UK perspective.
Colin McHenry writes:
> Interesting article on commercial aspects of collecting in Britain:
There are are all sorts of things to get outraged about in this
article, not least this:
"We are increasingly seeing clients coming to our
contemporary art or furniture auctions and discovering
natural history," says Fleur de Nicolay, fossil
auction specialist at the Paris office of
Christie's. "Our furniture collectors might be
searching for a more decorative piece that would look
good next to a master painting. That is why we mix our
sales of fossils with our furniture sales."
But maybe the most shocking of all is this:
The Natural History Museum in London says its fixed
annual budget for buying all its science specimens is
Can this really be true? Less than the salary of one PR person?
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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