Muncie, IN (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
The National Model Aviation Museum, located at the International Aeromodeling Center, in Muncie IN, is pleased to announce that it has been granted full civilian museum certification by the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
The certification is the culmination of more than a year-long process that concluded this spring with an on-site inspection by Sarah Sessions, Museum Certification Manager for the Dayton, OH museum.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the world's largest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and thousands of artifacts. The museum also oversees thousands of items on loan to civilian museums, cities, municipalities, and veterans’ organizations throughout the world.
The certification means that the National Model Aviation Museum is now qualified to receive Air Force museum artifacts on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
In her report on the museum, Ms. Sarah Sessions commented, “The staff has done an excellent job of creating a visually inviting and exciting space while always keeping the preservation and security of the collections a priority. Overall, collection management at the [National Model Aviation Museum] is among the best I have observed in a museum of its size and scope.”
The next step in this process will be for National Model Aviation Museum employees to work with the Ohio museum’s collections management division to identify items that match the mission of the National Model Aviation Museum and would be available for loan. Museum director Michael Smith noted that this could include such items as wind-tunnel models and small unmanned aircraft.
The National Model Aviation Museum, the world’s largest museum of its kind, is dedicated to preserving the history of flying model aviation. From model aircraft that predate the Wright brothers, to modern aerobatic models, the museum traces the developmental history of Free Flight, Control Line, and Radio Control aircraft. Learn more about the National Model Aviation Museum online at http://www.modelaircraft.org/museum.aspx.