Thank you for the detailed response to the Virtual Museum idea.
Firstly, I should let you know that after reading the message I posted last night, it seemed to be asking you to do the work, which was not my intention, so I changed it early this morning to read, ‘I'm so glad that there is support from regulars for this idea, especially from someone like yourself, that is qualified and willing to help put the format for the virtual museum together.’
Don, I’m so grateful that you have taken the time and effort to share your knowledge of museum curatorship to help build the format for the virtual Hebburn museum - any further points that you might have would be much appreciated.
I agree that the virtual museum images should not clash with Norman’s present location photographs, and that the museum should only contain images of objects (like your seal), not locations (like Ellison Hall).
I’ll ask Norman if he’d like to share any historical images of artefacts (Brass bells, etc) that he has in his photograph collections, to add to the virtual museum.
Also, I will take on board your idea that our Virtual Image Museum (VIM) should strictly collect and contain artefacts that only relate to the history of Hebburn, and that each object should be given an Accession Number (A/No) with its own page, detailing that item and the date it was collected.
At this stage, I’m not sure what won’t be accepted into the virtual museum until I see those items.
Don, there is a website that already deals with Tyneside built ships:
http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/ so, I’m happy to say, that that huge project has already been covered.
Cheers, and thank you once again for sharing your vast experience with us,
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