Legendary UK disc jockey John Peel's record collection is to be converted into an online museum in a project jointly undertaken by the British Arts Council and the BBC.

 Tom Barker, Director, John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, said to NME: "It is the first step in creating an interactive online museum with access to the entire collection, one of the most important archives in modern music history."

Frank Prendergast of Eye Film And Televisioncontinued: "The idea is to digitally recreate John’s home studio and record collection, which users will be able to interact with and contribute to, while viewing Peel’s personal notes, archive performances and new filmed interviews with musicians."

The service will be availble from May and will be accessible via computers and smartphones.