Proposal for a Cebu Technology Museum
To Whom It May Concern
I Gary Forbes, who now resides in Cebu, have collected over the last 40 years many items that could be preserved as a technology museum. These items now need a home that is open to the public and technology students here in Cebu.
We wish that you would take a look at the enclosed inventory list (on page 3) and give it some thought and respond to this proposal. The list is not complete or detailed but represents a small part of what is available. I have talked to several people and the response has been very positive. Others say to me “Oh I have this or that at my house. Can I donate it to the museum?”.
A project like this needs an income model to survive or a benevolent angel that will take a keen interest in its preservation. Below (on page 2) we make some suggestion for both a private enterprise and a public non profit cooperative. Please see if these fit into your plans for the future of Cebu. Please contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or a Proposal.
I think this is a very doable project and would create a lot of interest to help make Cebu the Center of ICT in Asia. Can you help us realize this goal?
Thanks for your time,
Forbes Technology Museum
Some Purposed Business Plans for Museum
museum with Arts Center and Internet.
This proposal has been on the table many times, This is a place for students and practitioners of arts to congregate and learn how the arts and science can work together and be creative.
This is the joining of the old and the new.
museum with Commercial Venture and use as a marketing tool.
Last month I was in the US and visited the local McDonald's fast food restaurants. I find in the eating area a 1950's 78 rpm juke box on prominent display. On the walls were pictures of McDonald's old advertisements selling hamburgers for 15 cents. Looking around I see a much older clientèle eating lunch. I think McDonald's is growing up and the customer is getting older.
Many corporation now collect the old products they use to sell or manufacture. They are prominently displayed in the lobby and greet the visitors and customers.
museum with the city or providential government.
Both the Cebu City and Cebu Providential governments have museums. These governments should be involved in the battle to generate technical jobs to the tax paying people. Lets make Cebu the center of ITC in Asia (both the City and the Provence should work togeather to make it happen).
Combine museum with a university or college.
universities and colleges should teach history and things that
happened to get us to where we are now. I have been approached by
local tour guides and ask if students could view the “Forbes
Technology Museum”. The museum is a great learning tool and time
history of computer technology over the last 40 or 50 years.
a private business and use the museum as a marketing tool.
What comes to mind here is a venture capital corporation and incubator for new ideas. To help support this idea I can include other inventory I have here in Cebu. These are:
1) 400 books on animation, computer programming and Computer hardware
2) 400 CDs and DVDs – mostly from magazines with tutorials
3) 10 computers running Linux and all legal open source software
4) Experience in 3D animation and software