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In 1998 I was asked by Museum News (Volume 77, #4 July/August 36-37) to write about my museum career.  A group of women who were emerging museum professionals were part of the group.  Surprisingly (to me) my piece was the only personal autobiographic piece.  The others were more professional.  I got some grief from readers for being so revealing which they felt was unprofessional.  It was with a jolt that I understood that my personal and professional life was intertwined and not at all seperable.  I have never regretted that decision nor rethought the transparency of my personal life within my work experience. 

I am now (2015) beginning to write a larger memoir and this piece will be used as part of the process.