Re: The 11-foot TOS Enterprise model-
IMO it deserves better than to be stuffed away in a dusty glass cabinet in the basement level of the gift shop at the National Air and Space Museum. ... I can't help feeling that its current place of display implies a certain amount of embarrassment about it (you almost have to go out of your way just to find it!).
Where I live we don't have skeletons in closets but bodies in basements and it almost seems she (now) has some
properties the NASM felt rather belonged into a closet - or basement. Admittedly, she now rather looks like Norman Bates' mother but that just can't be the final word or place.
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! Jean-Luc Picard