FW: [ANTHRO-L] KU Museum of Anthroplogy Budget Cuts
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From: Hoopes, John W [mailto:hoopes@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 2:27 PM
Subject: [ANTHRO-L] KU Museum of Anthroplogy Budget Cuts
In a press release issued on Monday, the University of Kansas announced a series of budget cuts to help absorb a $7.1 million reduction to its state-funded budget for the new fiscal year. It states: "The Museum of Anthropology will close its public exhibition space. The museum's collections will remain available for educational and research activities, and curatorial work carrying out provisions of the Native American graves repatriation law will continue." Cuts to the Museum of Anthropology include the termination of several staff positions.
The local press has reported on these cuts in two articles this week:
The KU Museum of Anthropology has been in existence as an independent entity since 1984. It houses rich collections, both ethnographic and archaeological, that pertain to the Great Plains , Southwestern U.S. , Mesoamerica , Central America , Central Africa , Greenland , Australia , and more. For more information about the Museum, please visit its website at http://www.ku.edu/~kuma. I would like to urge anyone with interest in this institution and its collections to contact the Interim Director, Dr. Mary Adair madair@... regarding current developments and research opportunities. We need your support in these difficult times!
John W. Hoopes, Associate Professor
Anthropology - University of Kansas Fraser Hall, Room 622
1415 Jayhawk Blvd. , Lawrence, KS 66045-7556