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Old 06-13-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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To be clear: I'm assuming that many millions of dollars would be needed to reopen the museum under any circumstances, and that it might be possible to expand the collection and add exhibits during this process. Just like the CFB museum needs millions of $$$, the Civil Rights Museum needs millions of $$$, etc.

I mean, these two museums (CFB & Civil Rights) have subjects (and presumably collections) that go well beyond our state's borders. Not sure why it's impossible to have a music museum that does the same.

Admittedly, it's probably best to put this idea on the backburner for some period of years, especially after the Macon hall got scrapped in such a public fashion. Get the current crop of museums done, then think about adding more later.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Atlanta is that. But not a capital that can tax beyond its state borders. I can't imagine Atlanta getting federal money to buy up memorabilia from around the South for a Southern Music Museum. Nashville, Memphis, or New Orleans, considering their heritages, should be considered first but even they shouldn't get federal money.



What federal support for museums does NYC get? DC is probably the sole exception as the National Archives is there. Actually, you can thank Andrew Mellon for the National Gallery of Art and James Smithson for the Smithsonian Institute. Personally, I think they should charge admission.

What's with this gimme gimme attitude toward the federal government for just about anything a city or state wants to do?

You're getting way too technical/detailed--I'm just talking about how DC and NY have exhibits and museums that represent the U.S. as a whole.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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I mean, these two museums (CFB & Civil Rights) have subjects (and presumably collections) that go well beyond our state's borders. Not sure why it's impossible to have a music museum that does the same.

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This is even better than my response above.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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Who would want to see a Ga Music Hall of Fame? If I was in another state and they had the same museum I would not want to see it. Maybe National Music Hall of Fame would spark my interest but maybe that just me
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:12 AM
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No, on a high traffic floor beside the coffee shop. Probably could be expanded to do Mercer more justice but the library has its space needs too.
That's good to know. It used to be on one of the upper floors. I worked in the GSU library in the '90s, and some of the employees didn't even know it was there.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:23 AM
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Who would want to see a Ga Music Hall of Fame? If I was in another state and they had the same museum I would not want to see it. Maybe National Music Hall of Fame would spark my interest but maybe that just me
I would. I would love to see memorabilia relating to Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allman Brothers, REM, the B52s, Chuck Leavell, Gram Parsons, Little Richard, Alex Cooley, Ray Charles, Fiddlin' John Carson, Chet Atkins, etc.

I regret never having gone to Macon to see this, but I definitely would have gone if it were in Atlanta.

Look at the list of inductees:

Georgia Music Hall of Fame Inductees (http://www.georgiamusic.org/inductees/list-of-inductees - broken link)

To say that this has less appeal than, say, a NASCAR Hall of Fame is a sad commentary on the human condition.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Hmm... maybe a GHOF museum would be a good addition to Atlantic Station.

That Geisha House location might be just the spot.

The only drawback would be the private-ownership of Atlantic Station and the (somewhat) publicly-accessible nature of museums.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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Isn't the old World of Coca-Cola building supposed become a Georgia History Museum? Probably should place the Georgia Music Hall of Fame near there or if there is room, build an addition on the property. People can then visit the capitol building and take in the history of Georgia.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Who would want to see a Ga Music Hall of Fame? If I was in another state and they had the same museum I would not want to see it. Maybe National Music Hall of Fame would spark my interest but maybe that just me
My point exactly. I feel like a Tennessee Music Hall of Fame would be for Tennesseans, and I wouldn't go to it. But a Southern Music Museum encompasses this whole part of the country and in inclusive rather than exclusive.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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I would. I would love to see memorabilia relating to Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allman Brothers, REM, the B52s, Chuck Leavell, Gram Parsons, Little Richard, Alex Cooley, Ray Charles, Fiddlin' John Carson, Chet Atkins, etc.
I'll bet a lot of people from whatever state aren't aware that even half of these people are Georgians. If you make it a Southern Music Museum, then focus on Georgia musicians, you can do more to spread the word about Georgia's importance in music. Would you be more likely to go to a Kentucky Music Museum or a Bluegrass Museum?

Just my 2c
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