Curators and politicians
Tonight I had dinner with one of the curators from the Greenlandic National Museum and Archives. He is married to one of the top politicians in Greenland, a very well traveled and knowledgeable woman, so we had an interesting conversation about the American military and the financial situation in Iceland. It occurred to me that several other curators I know are also married to politicians, if not to other academics. So the curators intermediary role, between politics and research, manifests itself even in the curator's personal life.