The Archive: The World’s Largest Record Collection

August 26, 2008

This is a short film by Sean Dunne about Paul Mawhinney who own the worlds largest record collection. He reckons that only 17% of his archive is available to the public on CD.

Due to personal circumstances and health he has decided to sell his music collection but although it is estimated to be worth around $50 million he can’t even find a buyer who willing to pay him at least $3 million.

What an important piece of history. If my bloodline survives until next century then I’d rather they walked into Kelvingrove Museum to see this and not an ancient Macbook displaying thousands of mp3s on an iTunes playlist.


One Response to “The Archive: The World’s Largest Record Collection”

  1. Yvonne Simpson Says:

    I didn’t even know such a thing existed, it’s tragic it’s gotta be saved!!!

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