another charge to pass on to my clients but meanwhile I will be one of the ones
Nope. This is a new rule. You pay to
use the library and archives on an experimental basis.
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.
[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Mary Arthur
Sent: August 15, 2003 4:49 PM
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.
On Friday, Aug 15, 2003, at 12:18 Canada/Mountain, Marcel J. Savoie
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.