preserving the past

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Where would one go to explore these and other closely related current problems: How should museums and archives work? Should they save everything? Who should have access to what and when?

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    You can start with these sites.

    http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/id.3393,y.0,no.,content.true,page.1,css.print/issue.aspx

    http://www.nps.gov/archeology/collections/field_pr.htm

    Your college library may have a lot of information. But this is a highly controversial subject. How much should be placed in museums? How can they store it all? How much should be in the hands of private collectors?

    I don't feel I violated any ethics by buying two small pieces of plain mosaics that may have come from a Roman street over 1500 years ago.

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    The first one of those two links provided a workable angle of which I had not previously thought. Grateful thanks be to you, for you are a life saver! Sorry about sounding a little overly elogious, but I am appreciative nontheless!

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