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Augustus deCorbeau
Cartographer
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Cartographer Augustus deCorbeau


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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on February 20th, 2009 6:06 PM

Yay for Gaia.
I used to work for the G.E.N. back when price guides had to be maintained by hand. Good times.
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Don't really log on that much anymore, but I do like to pop in and check out the holiday events.

posted by Augustus deCorbeau on December 13th, 2008 1:00 AM

I'm sure they would! I don't think they get many visitors in the bowels of the storage museum, so my guide was very enthusiastic about showing us around. "Oh! And you'll want to see this neat thing over here... *runs around the corner and starts rummaging through drawers*"
Several times he insisted that if we ever wanted to do an independent research project, we could have access to the original source material. I imagine that with a polite, convincing story and a fair bit of persistence, most places would let you take a peek at their collections. I've also found that museum curators like to give back-room tours to reporters/photographers from college newspapers. The trick is finding the one person who is: A. friendly, B. high enough up in the system to authorize it, and C. actually there. Generally, you can get 2 of the 3...

A lot of the stuff in storage probably never even gets looked at, once it's been cataloged and stabilized. One entire room, for instance, was filled with those cranking library shelves -- the ones where you only have one walkway, and have to push the shelves around to open the one you want. Each shelf was filled with boxes of broken pottery sherds. There could have been tens or hundreds of thousands of pottery bits there, all sealed away -- and they've probably been there since they were brought in. I mean, it's not like you can really do an exhibit of piles little ceramic fragments...

posted by Augustus deCorbeau on December 12th, 2008 8:39 PM

Sounds like an exciting story -- please share!

posted by Augustus deCorbeau on December 12th, 2008 8:39 PM

I'd like to hear more about how this this time it was in a way you'd never heard of -- could be exciting!

posted by Augustus deCorbeau on December 12th, 2008 8:38 PM

Nice pun -- I'd like to see how it would exist as a "real world version", though.