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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 10:30 pm   #6
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Default Re: What happened to the National Wireless Museum?

Being a trustee can certainly involve considerable time and effort. The original Marconi museum was housed in a purpose-built building at the Marconi Research Centre, Great Baddow, when I was based there in the 1990's. When GEC was relaunched as Marconi and went down the drain, the company intended to sell it to realise the large amount of cash that it would no doubt have raised, and to this end Sotheby's made an inventory for a sale catalogue. Thanks to the diligence of the museum's trustees it was established that the museum's collection of Marconi artifacts had been the personal possessions of Marconi himself and did not in fact belong to the company after all. Hence the collection was not sold, but ended up under the custody of the Bodlean at Oxford.
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