Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Save the Field Museum
Image from the petition at Change.org
The Field Museum in Chicago is one of the world's premiere institutions for scientific research, and is particularly important in South American archaeology. Recently, the leadership of the Field Museum announced deep cuts to their research budget. Such cuts would profoundly and permanently compromise scientific research both at the Museum, and at other institutions around the world that use the collections, and train students there. Michael Smith has an excellent post about the importance of this issue. Please see the coverage of the situation here, here and here, and sign this petition (which I did) to save the Field Museum collections and research.