In my country, most of the files and documents that could be used and “touched” are in the Libraries. For those memorial and precious things that were from a certain great person were locked in shelves, or displayed behind glasses. People couldn’t pick them up and take a look unless they apply for the usage first. If there is something that is touchable, that must be a copy of the original one.
So, it was so surprising for me to see the original pictures and settings of Bob Godfrey today at Animation Archive. Although I didn’t really know him well, it was still a great experience to see the drawings and settings from a great person in the UK. It was like communicating with him at the moment when I read and touched the words that he wrote in the paper a long time ago.
Based on the experience today, I would definitely go to the archive again and use it as a partner of learning. Not only for finding information but for those incredible moments to “meet” with the great people.
By Joyce (Cheng-Yueh) Lin