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We had our entire Hilton Village declared a historic site, in the Historical Site Register. It can be done. You’ll need to form a small committee first, then address to protocol (application paperwork/citations/etc). Remember how Jackie Kennedy Onassis swiftly got a movement started to save Grand Central Station in NYC? They were going to demo that fabulous structure for a parking garage. Makes me feel barfy. Gotta fight this nonstop industrial push to turn America into Walmart. 

Local editorial essays can do a lot to light a fire………..Many locals may have no idea they have a treasure with a rich history……this gives them something to protect. 

I am a zealot about preserving the extraordinary efforts it took craftsman from the old countries years and years to create. Without anything resembling modern ‘conveniences’. 






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From: Barry K. MacKay
Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎13‎, ‎2014 ‎4‎:‎25‎ ‎PM
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Oh my…this is unbelievable…I’ll sure do all I can…

 

This is destruction of unique art…the whole package I mean…philistines in charge of  treasures.  They know not what they have.

 

Barry

 

 

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From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of barrett klein
Sent: August-13-14 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Saving the Bell Museum

 



As I understand it (through Stephen Quinn) there is discussion of "saving" the dioramas, but this would likely mean a salvaging of some and the dismantling of others.  The unique building designed to house the dioramas would lose its very reason for being.  Please see his open letter for details.

Thank you,
barrett
  






barrett klein
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 
La Crosse, WI
www.pupating.org

 


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


I wonder if they are able and/or have plans to move the dioramas? The ecology, entomology, forestry and agricultural science departments are now all consolidated on the St. Paul campus and I'm sure the Bell is not getting as much usage from those groups of faculty and students as it used to. On the other hand, the art department is still in Minneapolis ....


 




On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM, barrett klein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:






Dear SciArt,

I would like to pass along an important alert concerning the unknown future of a nature art treasure in Minneapolis, a unique building designed to house great natural history dioramas.  I implore the community to follow Stephen Quinn's lead in preserving this threatened facility.

https://www.facebook.com/belldioramas

cheers,
barrett







barrett klein
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 
La Crosse, WI
www.pupating.org

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