Neon Museum is saving Las Vegas’ most beautiful tech #neon

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cnet has a bunch of great photos of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas.

It’s a cold morning in Las Vegas, and half the tech world is queuing to get their fingerprints all over shiny new gadgets at CES.

But five miles north of the packed convention centre, the rarest technology in Las Vegas is sitting in the dirt in a junkyard.

Welcome to The Neon Museum, the Las Vegas institution dedicated to collecting, restoring and relighting the neon signs that have given the bright light city its name since before Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo.

Before mass-produced LED displays, before wallpaper-thin OLED TVs and before CES even started 50 years ago, neon kept this city alive — and now the Neon Museum is doing the same for the old signs that have finished their duties on The Strip.

For the Museum’s collections manager, Maggie Zakri, it makes sense that one of the biggest tourist highlights in Vegas would be dedicated to the technology of yesteryear.

“Las Vegas did neon signs like it does everything else — big, bright and spectacular — so our city’s story is intricately linked with the story of neon,” she says. “We consider neon Las Vegas’ native art form, and we have been entrusted by our community to care for and protect its heritage.”

Thousands of tourists stream through the Neon Boneyard, the dusty lot that houses the Museum’s outdoor collection, every year.

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