Air Force Association Victoria

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The B24 Liberator Memorial Gains Museum Accreditation

The B24 Liberator Memorial Australia has worked hard to meet set criteria from the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries and joins the 75 Victorian collections accredited in Victoria.

Housed at the Werribee Satellite Aerodrome the B24 Liberator Memorial Australia was established in 1988 to support the restoration of an Australian service B-24 aircraft. A professional panel of museum experts made a final assessment and compiled a positive report on the museum’s operations.

To become accredited, museums spend 3-4 years developing procedures and policies, and practice to meet recognised museum standards.

The B24 Liberator Memorial Australiaundertakes aircraft restoration as part of a “working” museum structure and aims to reach international standards for static display. The museum also holds a collection of photographs, books and personal memorabilia dated from the late 1930’s through to 1947 which provides insight and understanding of the crew and pilots war services experiences.

The Accreditation Panel was particularly impressed with the museum’s commitment to understanding visitation which has resulted in an overall visitor experience which is incredibly welcoming and friendly.

Simone Ewenson, from Museums Australia (Victoria), congratulated the B24 Liberator team: “Caring for our shared heritage is an important task and by becoming accredited the B24 Liberator Memorial Australiahas proven to be a leading museum in Victoria.”

Congratulations to the B24 Liberator Restoration – truly well-deserved!

You can read more about the B24 Liberator Restoration project on their website: https://www.b24australia.org.au/home. Or read our recent articles in the project here.

Below (left): Roger Williams (L) and Paul Rourke manufacturing underwing fuselage panels for the Liberator.

Below (centre): The B24 Liberator – restoration well underway!

Below (right): Peter Perryman and B24 Branch Secretary, Tony Muller, at work in B24 hangar.

       

Below: An artist's impression of the B24 Liberator.  The artist Simon is an AFA Victoria member who is helping B24 people with some art work, some of which is targeted at the younger people – as may be seen by the human features of this wonderful aircraft.


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