1 May 2012

John Peel’s Record Collection to be Made Public

From the web site of John Peel Centre for Creative Arts: "One of the most revered record collections in the world - that of music legend John Peel - is to be made into an interactive online museum for the public, as part of The Space - a new experimental digital service organised and funded by the Arts Council and the BBC.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts and its project partner Eye Film and Television have been granted funding for the project and given exclusive access by the family to John Peel’s record collection which includes 25,000 LPs, 40,000 singles and many thousands of CDs. The Arts Council will provide initial funding, and the BBC will provide support and development advice, after which further funding will be sought to complete the project and make every record available online.

It is the first step in creating an interactive online museum with access to ...read on."