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Some Wise Words

July 23, 2009 The Letters 1 Comment

‘We owe it to those who have preceded us and have left us those specimens of their painstaking and beautiful work and to those who will come after us to do likewise, to treasure good work and produce something into which we have put our best, our love, our intelligence, our power.’

Mary Greg, Preface to Catalogue, October 1922 

I like the poignancy of Mary’s words and I suspect that many museum professionals had this sort of ideal in mind when they decided they wanted to work in museums.


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  1. Hazel says:

    A great quote…that should carved at the entrance to every museum and gallery.
    I seem to remember that Mary got some help with writing the catalogue…?
    We should give him some credit too.

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