Opening computer museums
evan at snarc.net
Tue Aug 19 14:27:09 CDT 2008
> Operating a computer museum is easy. Operating one for a living is hard.
Yes. I neglected to mention -- our museum is ALL VOLUNTEER. Once in a
while we pay laborers or professional contractors. But our museum is
purely operated by us, out of passion for the artifacts and education and
history. We all have families, full-time day jobs, etc.
If "profit" and "making a living" is the motivation, then opening a museum
is not a good move. But like any business, you can't just wing it and
expect to succeed long-term. You've got to have a solid plan.
For example, one of first exhibits is focused on computer history from our
local region, and another is focused on computer history of the military
and the Army Signal Corps, because our museum campus was formerly an
important Signal Corp laboratory.
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