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shifting the Museum
I spent my first visit helping Michael pack his
gear ready to shift to the new Print Museum/Computer Museum/Computerbank site
and what I saw wiped me out.
First of all I have never seen such a huge
collection of historic print gear that Michael has collected - I reckon the area
off floor space he has covered is larger than a building block - and a large one
at that !
My efforts today didn't even make a dent in it -
although Michael thought I was very helpful.
Now gang - if you really want to support
Computerbank to achieve rent free space to meet, store our stuff, and work on
the gear, the most remarkable opportunity has been given to us.
The support we will get from the Print Museum
and Michael would reasonable be in direct proportion to the help we give Michael
with his immediate problem - packing the gear for transport.
He has been informed by the owners, who are
redeveloping the property, that he has 30 days to shift or the goods will be
sold. Now I don't think they can do this but I'm sure it will become a legal
battle. (by the way Michael tells me the rent is up to date - it's just the
That's the story - here's the request
Any hours at all that you can give during the
next 30 days to help Michael would be repaid a hundredfold in goodwill - Michael
is there 10 -5 everyday. If you have a friend or family member with some
time free that would be great.
My home phone is 9444 6332 and the Museum is
One of the great things I felt would happen was
that we could use the printing machinery to do our cards, letterheads,
brochures, handbills, and posters as well as the raffle tickets.
You have to see his gear to believe it -not only
is it historical - you'll be hysterical - this man has been collecting printing
gear since he was nine !
If we can match his efforts with the computer
museum and Computerbank we're on a winner here - sort of a giant leap
I was suggesting to Michael today that the theme
of an exhibition to raise money from school educational visits - a huge field -
would be 'A(the) Quantum Leap in Printing'
A working demonstration of the process that used
to be through to (our end) a computerised prepress through to a colour printer
output - he thought that was great.
So - help help - I need help
If you're coming would you please collect some
cartons from the supermarket or wherever - I found the tomato box to be just the
right size. Bring the tops of the boxes as well if you can. The boxes are being
packed on pallets - he has a fork lift to shift the gear.
Over to you