We are lucky enough to have been in touch with Kevin Steil, aka Airship Ambassador since late 2011. Kevin has earned worldwide respect for his commitment with the global Steampunk community, which includes the development of the news and resource website Airship Ambassador.
We had the opportunity to count with his collaboration for our series of brief interviews ‘Steampunk jewelry tonight with…’ and his interview was published in June. In this interview he disclosed that the release of a new a BIG project was coming closer and some days ago he contacted us to let us know that everything was ready for the official launch of its beta version.
When Irene and I visited the beta website of The Steampunk Museum for the first time, we realized the magnitude of this initiative and understood immediatly that this is something set to be a game changer: probably the definitive source of knowledge about the Steampunk universe with enciclopedic approach. Is this ambitious? Of course! Could it be any other way? Of course not.
Taken directly from The Steampunk Museum website:
The Steampunk Museum documents, preserves, and exhibits the many historical and present facets of the growing and evolving steampunk community in order to provide an informative and educational resource to visitors and researchers.
The Museum reaches out to the broader worldwide audience by sharing the stories which can be told through the collection, the people, and the experiences. Through the lens of steampunk, we can explore the connections between past and present, tradition and behavior, and the world and ourselves in order to apply the knowledge and lessons to create a better future.
As you will see, this website has three main sections (with the corresponding subsections):
- Art & Design
- History & Culture
- Science & Technology
Besides, there is an Overview of the project and a Gift Shop that is going to be operational very soon.
All we can add is that this project will have our full support and we would like to wish the best of luck to the team of The Steampunk Museum. Steampunk does need iniciatives like this one!