Tell Your Story….
The Blackpool Museum. By Karl Dawson
4. Posted 11-07-18
I recently had an email from Dr Jim Gledhill who is a freelance curator at the Blackpool Museum Project, I had heard of this project previously and being local to me was of great interest, The Project is looking for someone to loan them a Ditchburn MK2 Jukebox to be part of an exhibition, if anyone can help please contact us and we will pass your information on to the project. The Details of the Loan are shown in the message from Dr Gledhill below… I’m ideally looking for an earlier Mk2 (Hylton will feature in the exhibition) I’d also be interested in later Ditchburn models made in Lytham St Anne’s. As the jukebox would be displayed in a permanent gallery the loan would have to be long-term (for a period to be agreed with the lender). We’d arrange professional transportation and insurance and the jukebox would be displayed in a glass case observing professional museum standards of conservation and security. The jukebox would be displayed in a section about the evolution of dance music and would illustrate how the invention of the jukebox gave the public choice over what they listened to. The influence of the American armed forces on British music tastes is another theme. Displaying the jukebox in the new museum would allow it to be seen by around 300,000 visitors a year and the museum would of course acknowledge the lender by name (if they so wished). Dr Gledhill. The Blackpool Museum is run by the Blackpool Council and more information can be found on the website HERE