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Meanies. [Nov. 26th, 2005|10:04 am]
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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), one of the great French sculptors was allowed to freeze to death by the French government even though it knew of his plight and could have saved him. Rodin, forgotten in the last year of his life, was refused financial aid several times by the French state, even while the statues he had donated to the country were kept warmly housed in museums. In the winter of 1917 Rodin’s application for a room in one of these museums was rejected, and a month later he died in a garret from frostbite.

[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-11-26 09:01 am (UTC)
yes they do
i think i shall ask a museum person
about this next time i am in france
just to make them pause and think

well sad things happen... it is part
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-26 09:18 am (UTC)
Definitely! I'd be interested to hear their response. Let me know when you do?

True that.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-11-26 11:16 am (UTC)
How would you feel if someone came into where you work and mentioned some person the giant company you work for neglected to save from the cold almost a hundred years ago?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-26 11:24 am (UTC)
I know this wasn't directed at me, but I think it's something that attention should be brought too. Those museums are earning money from people paying to come and see these works. I think it's respectful to explain what happened when something like this occurs. It can't right the wrong, but it can bring some thought, and perhaps some peace to the soul.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-11-26 01:27 pm (UTC)
it would make me think
and i would make sure i
knew the history of a company
i worked for well enough to be
able to have a reply
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-27 05:04 pm (UTC)
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