RE: Admission Charge to Archives
- Well another charge to pass on to my clients but meanwhile I will be one of the ones to complain.Xenia-----Original Message-----Nope. This is a new rule. You pay to use the library and archives on an experimental basis.
From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Lois Sparling
Sent: August 16, 2003 11:36 AM
To: dist-gen@...; Xenia Stanford
Cc: Mary Arthur
Subject: Re: Admission Charge to Archives
Xenia Stanford wrote:
The charge is for viewing the collection/artefacts and not for use of the Archives - i.e. the Library. If you tell the person at the desk you are going to the "Library", you will be able to go to use the paper and fiche archives/library without charge. The charge is for displays on other floors. Jim Bowman, who is the head of the Library section and not the whole Glenbow, will no doubt let you know whether this fee now applies to his section. It never has before as I have always been able to go up for free. I used to be able to see the displays for free since I donated many artefacts from Australia, New Guinea, Figi and west coast natives to the museum. However, now I don't even ask for free entry as there is so much to maintaining the museum and artefacts they have as well as adding to the collections. So when I go to visit the collection, I just pay up. When I do go to the Glenbow library (which is often) I have never been asked to pay as long as I state that is where I am going. If it has changed then I suppose it would be because people used that as a way to get into the collections/displays free. After having spent 10 days in New York, I can tell you the price for the Glenbow is cheap! The only better bargain was the New York State Museum in Albany where the admission was by donation - whatever amount you wanted to give and after spending an afternoon there I saw only a small fraction of the museum. Xenia -----Original Message----- From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Mary Arthur Sent: August 15, 2003 4:49 PM To: dist-gen@... Subject: Re: Admission Charge to Archives The only problem is . . . cataloguing donations, maintaining the collection and making it available at (all? most?) times the museum is open costs money - where is it supposed to come from? I will mention that I have been a Glenbow member for years and years and feel that I have had more than my money's worth every year. Mary Arthur On Friday, Aug 15, 2003, at 12:18 Canada/Mountain, Marcel J. Savoie wrote:
The Glenbow would be doing a great service for genealogical research if it would reconsider its schedule of fees and include a special, much lower fee for the use of the archives.