Actually if they found a photographer I wouldn't mind going up for the week to catalogue and match what a fab way to spend a week surrounded by all that beautiful glass.
Exactly - there are loads of us who'd do the task just for the love of it!
Yes, if it could arranged, it could be very useful ...
Perth Museum & Art Gallery have included much, or possibly all by now, of their collection of glassware in the website scran.ac.uk
, which is run by Scran Ltd., part of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
In 2003 I arranged with the museum to photograph and catalogue all of the glass paperweights, excepting â€śpicture weightsâ€ť. That action initially came as a result of a paperweight club visit to the museum when some apparent misattributions were noted. My review of the weights and the production of the catalogue (colour images and text) was non-professional and was not charged for. I was simply happy to assist in something worthwhile and to get another personal viewing of the complete reserve collection.
At the time I was producing the catalogue images (and checking the weights with uv light), a professional photographer was also engaged in making images of other parts of the museum collections, as well as the paperweights. It was the professional images of the paperweights that were used for the Scran website. However, my catalogue was used to provide corrections to the museum attributions and general data which, in turn, has been used within the Scran website.