Artifact Details

Title

The preservation game

Catalog Number

102717265

Type

Moving image

Date

2016-12-07

Participants

Black, Sue, Interviewee
Hollar, John C., Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

MOV

Description

The destruction of cultural heritage sites cannot always be avoided, but for every instance of nature devastating a historical landmark there are easily as many cases where mankind knowingly and willfully destroys its own history in the name of progress, profit, or real estate. Losses like that can be averted.This is the case with Sue Black and Bletchley Park.

After becoming a Senior Research Associate at University College London, Black organized a web and social media campaign, making exceptional use of Twitter and Facebook, to preserve Bletchley Park, the headquarters for British decryption programs during World War II. Her book, Saving Bletchley Park, details the preservation initiative and was the fastest crowdfunded book of all time.

Sue Black joined us to discuss her book, her life and career, and the campaign that saved Bletchley Park.

Category

Interview

Series Title

CHM Live

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8031.2017