Museum caretaker

The profession of a caretaker could hardly be called popular or pleasant, even in spite of the fact that in some places cleansing specialists have to do a really heroic job. For example, when visiting historical museums, we are often amazed at the sight of huge skeletons of dinosaurs. We are impressed with the work done by the archeologists, ho slowly and carefully dig out the huge bones, trying not to break anything and then they pulled the parts together into a huge statue with the same careful approach. However very few people might think of the skeleton standing in the museum for years, and naturally gathering layers of dist. We hardly think of the careful and accurate job that the museum caretakers must do. It is important not only to keep the exhibits in order but also avoid destroying them.

The prestige of that uneasy profession was considerably increased after publishing a book by Canadian biologists Donn Kushner “Dinosaur Duster” in 1992. That is an exciting story about one oldery museum caretaker Mr. Mopski, who regularly cleaned the skeletons of huge reptiles from dust with a little brush. Once he managed to hear the conversation between dinosaurs, it happened that they talked to each other when there were nobody in the museum. Moreover, the dinosaurs dreamed of escaping somewhere from the museum and live in freedom. That funny and kind book became very popular among many adults and children, including museums staff. Mr.Mopsky became the symbol of a very important and demanded profession – museum caretaker.