Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
I don't think that this is a good voice for future film use, it is waxing poetic rather than moving the uncharted territory of film's visual nature forward. Widely percieved nostalgia is actually one of the enemies of film's future as a viable medium and alternative to digi-crap.

Efke products are gone, but Ilford and Kodak ones are not. To pour time, money and effort into a broken down factory is a sad distraction to where the money could be going in terms of film use awareness, youth and other outreach programs, etc...

This seems like a waste of time and money to me...
I can't seem to agree with that either. As far as education about history of anything, museums have been known to be quite effective at that task. Can't teach about something people have no way to connect with. A museum will be that place where history can come to life. If that were not the case why bother with all the Natural History Museums? And if we follow your idea of it's a waste of time and no good will come of it than maybe the Eastman House as a home for film's history and preservation should have never happened.

I hope these ladies do get support of groups who have vested interest in analog photography and can help this facility be the learning center for that part of Europe the way Eastman House is in Rochester. We need more places like this and using this factory for a museum and a place to learn is a great idea. But that might just be my "sentimental" opinion.