I'll disclose right from the start that I work at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. For more than 8 years of my tenure here I've been amazed, delighted and proud of the exhibits and programming that is produced at BMAC. BMAC is not one person's doing, nor even the product of a crew of people; a 38-year-old network of staff, trustees, volunteers, artists, members, townspeople, visitors, caretakers and sponsors give it its identity and high quality. We have seen many variations in our visitor comment book on the phrase "a gem of a museum," and visitors frequently express surprise and gratitude to find such an excellent museum in such a small town. Exactly how I felt as a visitor here, and continue to feel as a part of the network.