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Is there a future for science museums?


¢ A Los Angeles Times story examines a decline in natural history museums nation-wide. Leonard Krishtalka, director of the KU Natural History Museum, is among the experts consulted for the story, which is found today on the [Centre (Pa.) Daily Times][1] Web site."With some major exceptions, there's been a 20-year retraction" in museum-based natural history research, said Leonard Krishtalka, who directs the museum at the University of Kansas. "We're slowly witnessing, by the whittling of curatorial positions, the extinction of incredible knowledge. For many organisms there are only one or two world experts, and they retire with no one to replace them." [1]: http://www.centredaily.com/news/nation/story/123862.html


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