Re: Lisa tech preservation, Alice

From: Toby Thain <tobyhome_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 17:15:48 +0530

> People often make donations to public museums
> or
> There were founded many non-public museums in universities or
> technical high schools
> I personally collected Apples and Macs for dozends of years - of
> course Lisas too!
> Later I made donations (by giving away several Lisas) to two public
> technical museums in southern germany and one museum for students
> in a university.
> I also sold Lisas to museums in switzerland or private collectors
> in switzerland, italy, spain, hungary and netherlands.
> To spread a collection is one way to keep them alive.

I tried this; I offered one of my Lisas to an Australian museum. In the end, I got cold feet, because I realised that as a private collector I could do much more useful historical work than the Museum could (making videos for Marcin Wichary's site, for instance.

The Museum had recently moved into a very expensive but much smaller building, and in the process had quietly "de-accessioned" some part of its collection (I was told staff walked off with some items), they had no serious plans to display historical computing gear properly, and would merely put it in storage with its safety and future not guaranteed. Better in private collectors' hands, as long as the collector is committed and will give these vintage treasures the respect they deserve.


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