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GUEST,Brian American Museum in Britain (20) RE: American Museum in Britain 12 Sep 10

Virginia Tam. Just to clarify three point.

1. No offence was taken. Stating the case for the museum and its work is equally as valid as criticising it. Clarifying the fact that the original post is incorrect in stating there is NO music in the museum is not taking offence.

2. I know the original poster well, and have done for a number of years. It was me who informed him of the music in the museum archive.

3. I am fully aware of Mudcat and its discussions on traditional and other music. I have read the forum frequently for a few years, but rarely feel inclined to post these days. (I have also been an EFDSS member for nearly 40 years so am as aware as any about its recent history).

"Just had a look at the museum website, would be great if someone could create music and information sound bytes for each of the period rooms which could be installed on audio guides and donated to the museum."

Surely it would be better to visit the museum, talk to them about their plans, gain an informed perspective, then discuss ideas, rather than try to donate/impose impersonal audio guides on them. They have real people as guides in each room. Such ideas may be well meant, but would be a total waste of money if they conflict with the museums own plans. As I have already said, live music has been introduced into the museum in recent years. I know there are further plans and a lot more to come.

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