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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre signs agreement with RAF Museum

Photo: From left, MASHC chairman Ron Morris, Maggie Appleton, chief executive at the RAF Museum Hendon and Claire Carr, assistant curator at RAF Museum Cosford, and Alan Doe.

 

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre (MASHC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Air Force Museum to establish a partnership to foster the interests of both attractions through collaborative programmes and other shared learning opportunities. The aim of the partnership is to strengthen cooperation between the museums.

MASHC and the RAF Museum will seek opportunities to share collections where practicable and will consider Special Partnership Loan Terms where possible. Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Chairman Ron Morris said: “This is a great step forward for MASHC . The opportunity to be able to share collections and gain experience from this partnership will greatly enhance the quality of experience visitors to our museum will get. The impact of Montrose Air Station in the development of the RFC and RAF and the place it holds in aviation history is significant and relationships like this only strengthens our ability to draw visitors to Montrose to learn about the history and legacy of the RAF in Scotland.

 RAF Museum CEO Maggie Appleton said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our ties with Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. At the RAF Museum it is our duty to share the RAF’s stories with the world through our archives, collections and exhibits. Further to that, we also see it as our responsibility to work with other organisations to both learn from them and share our own experience of running a museum and engaging with audiences. We look forward to this deepening of our relationship with our friends at MASHC.”

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