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Director of Natural History Museum Quits

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Science  08 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5523, pp. 1817
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5523.1817b

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The director of the world's most visited museum has resigned to protest a planned reorganization that would separate the museum's scientific and educational roles. Robert Fri, who heads the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., said in a memo to his staff on 28 May that he cannot commit to the proposed changes. He plans to step down by October.