This just in (and related to museums, and preservation of a rock artist and their legacy, as in the "Hall" thread.
I don't like saying "I told you so" (well, maybe a little) but this is an example of the type of situation / people who *do* want a place to go and honor their favorite artists:
Fundraising Campaign Launched to Turn Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Into Museum
"Making sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn't end up in the clutches of capitalist greed." By Jenn Pelly on March 19, 2014 at 12:39 p.m.
The past year has been full of Nirvana tributes in Kurt Cobain's home state of Washington, in honor of the 20th anniversary of his death, as well as anticipation of the band's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Last fall, news broke that Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Wash., was on the market. Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and sister Kim Cobain put the home up for sale for $500,000, in hopes of connecting with someone who will turn it into a museum.
Now, one woman, 33-year-old journalist and Portland resident Jaime Dunkle, has launched a campaign to raise money for the museum, as the Broward-Palm Beach New Times reports. Her GoFundMe page was created March 2. Below, watch a video clip she shot inside of Cobain's bedroom.
A Nirvana fan since childhood, Dunkle is hoping to raise $700,000 for the museum—"making sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn't end up in the clutches of capitalist greed."
As of this posting, the campaign has raised $35.
Okay, she has her work cut out for her ... (!!)
RE: The house:
"Being inside was a total head spin. I had to meet with city officials and the realtor first, and by the time we finished hashing out some logistics for making it a museum, I only had 15 minutes to take pictures and make a video. As I wandered around, looking in closets, I imagined him as a teen, crouched inside, scribbling in his diaries or making sketches. The walk up the stairs into his bedroom made the hairs on my neck stand up. All I could think was that I was seeing through his eyes and walking in his footsteps, literally."
Dumb or inspired idea? Too soon to tell? The truth: this is a definite maybe.