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2005-01-01Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8585
How to develop an unrecognized scientific heritage
dc.contributor.authorLoneux, Michele
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:10:54Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:10:54Z
dc.date.created2010-07-16
dc.date.issued2005-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9237
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the nature and value of the zoological collections conserved in the University of Liege zoological museum.1 The "hidden" collections comprise the scientific heritage of former and even famous researchers (e.g., Edouard Van Beneden and his students) ignored by most University of Liege researchers and administrators, and thus little utilized. Since World War II and the development of official public opening, researchers have not considered the museum to be the central place to preserve their study material and specimens. Collection management in the past twelve years has been oriented toward scientific development of the collections. This has led to the creation of computerized databases of collection holdings, a museum web site, collection care workshops for volunteers, thematic exhibitions, publications and participation in conferences with increasing attendance. Despite the accomplishments and successes of these volunteer activities, the University appears to care little about scientific development, instead favoring the collection's didactic value and public engagement. The museum and the aquarium actually are merged and collection management of both is the responsibility of the aquarium curator. The total activities, accomplishments and efforts needed to preserve the collections are not considered important enough to justify a separate museum curator. Therefore, the future of the "hidden" scientific collections remains uncertain.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc060 Organisationen, Museumswissenschaft
dc.titleHow to develop an unrecognized scientific heritage
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitlethe case of the University of Liege Zoological collections, Belgium
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100172829
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8585
local.edoc.container-titleProceedings of the Third Conference of the International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA, September 21-26,2003
local.edoc.pages8
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2003
local.edoc.container-year2003
local.edoc.container-firstpage77
local.edoc.container-lastpage84
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2590340-8

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