Natural History Museum curators object to board trustee
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of over two dozen curators at the American Museum of Natural History have objected to a museum trustee who is a donor to groups that challenge climate change.
The New York Times reports that 28 curators at the New York City museum said in a Jan. 19 letter to leadership they are concerned about Rebekah Mercer’s donations to organizations they say “challenge and politicize climate change science.”
News of the internal letter comes after a group of 200 scientists and academics called for the removal of Mercer from the museum board in an open letter last week.
The museum said in a statement that it does not make appointment decisions concerning trustees based on political views, and that funders do not shape curatorial decisions.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com