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Re: [BKARTS] Changing to preservation

I learned a long time ago that in order to supervise (also train)
anyone in repair and preservation, I had to be able to do it myself.
Just knowing the techniques of repair was not adequate, which became
obvious as questions needed answers.  The answers had better be good
ones, because the wrong ones have long consequences.  And there is no
manual of routines written that will cover it all.  Learn the work,
learn to think.

Dorothy is absolutely right.

Eugene, OR


On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 05:38 AM, Dorothy Africa wrote:

I am sure neither of the posters to the list on this topic intended to
insulting, but those of us who have spent a challenging and deeply
rewarding sojourn at the bench need not be dismissed as 'techs' who
can be
lightly passed over by those intent on vaulting into a career in
preservation on the basis of having an MLS.   Learn the work, damn it.

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