Sunday, March 07, 2010

You're definitely over the hill when...

... you've literally become a museum exhibit.  Seriously, this has just happened to me.  I thought hitting 40 was a doozy, but it has nothing on this.  Incidentally I'm using the word literally in the sense of actually being literal.  Dundee's MacManus Galleries has just completed several years worth of refurbishment, opening last weekend.  Part of the exhibit is some comparatively modern Dundee history, namely DMA Design.  (Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, worked for them, yadda yadda, you know the drill.)

I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but was informed by my family that my photo is part of it, and my name too!  Now this is all very lovely and I've no problem with that, especially since it was mainly enabled by Mike Dailly who, like myself, was there from the start and has a ton of stuff hoarded from the early days.  Early, as in late eighties onwards.

Being late on a Sunday, I ran down to the place since I am literally (in the sense of being literal) five minutes walk from the place, but unfortunately got there just as they were closing and told me to get out.  My ego is not quite at the stage where I can legitimately say "don't you know who you're talking to"...

Oh well, so I got out and so far haven't seen it yet.

All very lovely, as I say, but I can't help feeling that an invite to the opening would have been nice...

3 comments:

Mike said...

AND you spelt my name wrong... after ALL these years!! :)

I did get a preview a couple of weeks ago, although it wasn't great as there were no tags on anything! It's much better now, pretty good exibit. I do wonder if they'd be interested in keeping some of that shit.

Snap2Grid said...

The horrific oversight is now corrected! It'll be Fri before I've got a chance of seeing it.

Mike said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedailly/4472028501/

piccy of the display - little barebones, but nice to see it given the same importance as Timex and D.C. Thomsons.