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Re: [BKARTS] AIC Stuff

The fact that many conservators moonlight is partly in response to
the low pay most of the institutional conservators make, and partly
because they are able to use 'downtime' at their institutions (evenings
and weekends) to work for private clients using institutional facilities
and equipment.

Then again, some institutions expect conservation staff to supplement
the institution's budget by taking in private work.

In effect, the conservators are working to pay their own salaries, and,
once in awhile, are able to work on artifacts which belong to the

Meanwhile, private conservators are working to earn a living while also
keeping a lab afloat.

Is that an ethical situation?  No.  Is it legal?  That has been argued
both ways.


>Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:04:06 -0500
>From:    Douglas Sanders <dsanders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>The 'no reliable statistics' in part stems from the fact that many
>conservators who work for institutions moonlight.  They would in effect
>be counted for both sides, should a poll be taken.

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