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Qantas Founders Museum

Media Release

30 April 2018

PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY SET TO TAKE OFF

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands Region) Blake Repine and Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin in the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar
CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands Region) Blake Repine and Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin in the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar

CQUniversity students will have the chance to expand their knowledge, while helping to share the story of Qantas’ aviation history, thanks to a partnership between CQUniversity and the Qantas Founders Museum.

The partnership will see them working together on projects that will increase the capacity of the museum, while providing learning opportunities for CQUniversity students and staff.

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands Region) Blake Repine and Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin met in Longreach in early April to discuss potential projects.

“This MOU signifies a commitment to developing a long-term sustainable partnership for innovation and we are very excited about the opportunities it offers,” Mr Repine said.

“It will see collaboration with research development, along with placement opportunities for students.

“It will not only benefit CQUniversity and the Qantas Founders Museum, but also the Central West community.”

Mr Martin said this agreement ensured the sustainability of the museum and community by creating future career paths for students and providing the museum access to the latest and cutting edge technologies being developed for universities such as CQUniversity.

“I am excited about the new projects, stories and display methods our museum will be able to achieve by engaging the skills and expertise of students from all faculties and in so doing create new custodians to the Qantas story.

“This agreement will enable students to tap into the tourism industry, one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, which is important for the economic sustainability in regions like the central west. “

ABOUT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

Qantas Founders Museum is a not for profit organisation which tells the story of Australia’s national airline, Qantas Airways, and how it began in Western Queensland in 1920. The museum, which has an annual visitation of 42,000 people, has a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, artefacts and aircraft including an original Qantas Boeing 747, Qantas’ first Boeing 707, a DC3 and a Catalina flying boat together with replicas of early-era aircraft.

To donate to the museum and its projects, go to the Qantas Founders Museum website donation page at: https://qfom.com.au/donate-to-our-museum/ and follow the links or contact the museum by phone on: 07 4658 3737 or email: info@qfom.com.au.

 Media Contact: Tony Martin – Qantas Founders Museum –  07 4658 3737.

 

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