julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 7 14:27:24 CDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-07-07 at 11:50 -0700, Tom Jennings wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Joe R. wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Computer Museum
> > I got this today from a from a guy that says that he's planning on
> > setting up a computer museum in the Orlando area. Interested parties
> > should contact him directly.
> >> We are only in the initial planning stage, thus we need to know what
> >> equipment is available. Locating, and subsequently gathering, the collection
> >> is the longest process, so we are starting it first.
> Umm, not to be cynical, but I think the first, the longest, the
> most difficult task, would be securing funding in order to
> continue existing.
Depends on what their situation is with storage / display space I
suppose. Public liability insurance is apparently cheap (at least over
here), so getting something up and running isn't that difficult *if
there's space available*.
If they have some space in mind, very little cash would be needed at
least for the first year or so - surviving beyond that might be harder
without some decent sponsorship.
Problem over here is that we're on a crowded island and the Government
place use of buildings for museum space pretty much at the bottom of the
ladder; I imagine that isn't so much of a problem in much of the US.
Personally I wouldn't give anything to anyone who didn't have space for
it already though - they should be able to amass enough of a collection
first to know if it's viable, get some display space, and then put out
an appeal to enthusiasts.
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