I made an account just now to post my opinions on this topic. I thought it was worth it.
I think our media has a very weird catch .22 in that for someone to understand a game you must play (experience) it. You cannot simply look at it like you may do with a painting, and you cannot watch a game to get its experience either like with movies. The time span alone to play a game can be from a few hours to days of play time, this sets the bar very high for getting a large number of people to play good old games. This may explain our current problem of losing our heritage.
I do however love the idea of a good game museum to record our great games, but it must be interactive or they have missed the whole point of games. (it would be like an art gallery but you weren't allowed to see the art)
Just get all those old console promo displays from Blockbuster that let you try out the new system. Its not like they're using them anymore.
One day when I was on Mabinogi my mabi daughter-in-law gave me a scroll so I can play a character song from Final Fantasy 7. When I started playing the song I thought to myself "Welcome back" like the song was welcoming back to FF7. And then tears fell down my face. I love FF7 it is still on my top 10 list.