"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932
The local museum near me has a sorry looking LF slr on display and I'm approaching them with a view to estoring it. They are actively using other museum items to show how they are/were used so they may be willing to listen.
I think it's a damn shame any time a camera that could be used instead is being displayed in a museum or hid away in some collector's vault. Cameras are made to be used and enjoyed, sitting on a shelf they're just inanimate objects but in the hands of a photographer they come alive.