Prerogative of Harlots is a blog about museums and museum collections, with an occasional seasoning of paleontology and a lot of really ill-informed musings about other stuff.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I must apologize for the relative scarcity of posts over the past couple of weeks. First, I went on vacation. Then, when I returned, I found a tree had fallen on my house, courtesy of Hurricane Irene. I realize that this sounds like the blogging equivalent of "the dog ate my homework" but it's true, as the accompanying image shows. Anyway, cleaning up has absorbed a lot of my time and I haven't been thinking much about museums while I've been doing it. Which is bad, because I work in a museum. Anyway, normal service is now resumed.
Rudyard Kipling said that power without responsibility is the prerogative of harlots. Some cynics say that it is also the prerogative of the tenured museum curator. Am I am one of those cynics? Read the blog and decide for yourself.