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Connie stripping at Qantas Founders Museum

Painting begins on the Super Constellation

The Qantas Founders Museum Super Constellation Project is moving at a great pace as the Super Constellation aircraft (Connie) fuselage is now stripped of its paint and painting has begun. In early February 2018 the team from the Quick Strip Dustless Blasting Services (QSDBS) arrived in Longreach to begin the process of stripping and repainting […]

MEDIA RELEASE: QAGOMA’S KIDS ON TOUR BRINGS ‘ME, MYSELFIE AND I’ TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

            9 January 2018   MEDIA RELEASE: QAGOMA’S KIDS ON TOUR BRINGS ‘ME, MYSELFIE AND I’ TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM A program of exciting free hands-on activities encouraging children to explore ideas around self and identity will tour to 90 venues across Queensland and the Torres Strait from January to […]

MEDIA RELEASE: COALITION GOVERNMENT COMMITS $11.3 MILLION TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017   Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud, announced the Coalition Government will allocate $11.3 million towards Qantas Founders Museum’s Airpark Roof Project in the 2017-18 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Deputy Prime Minister and […]

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW INTERACTIVE TABLE DISPLAY UNVEILS THE LIVES OF EARLY QANTAS STAFF

        Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   16 NOVEMBER 2017 NEW INTERACTIVE TABLE DISPLAY UNVEILS THE LIVES OF EARLY QANTAS STAFF Today, on Qantas’ 97th birthday, Qantas Founders Museum launched the new Interactive Table Display “Qantas: Born of Australia’s ANZAC Spirit” adding another chapter to the many stories of the history of […]

WHY EBQ?

Thursday 16 November 2017 will be the 15th anniversary of arrival of the Qantas Founders Museum’s Boeing 747– 200 VH-EBQ in Longreach. To remember this exciting event, Museum member and former Qantas Senior Production Engineer, Bob Sprague, shared this story of the lead up to arrival of the Boeing 747 in Longreach. “The reason for […]

MEDIA RELEASE: QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM RECOGNISED AT 2017 GALLERY AND MUSEUM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Media Release    3 November 2017   MEDIA RELEASE: QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM RECOGNISED AT 2017 GALLERY AND MUSEUM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Qantas Founders Museum has won the Sustainability: Organisations with Paid Staff category and Museum Chief Executive Officer Tony Martin was a finalist for The Individuals: Paid Staff category at the 2017 Gallery and Museum Achievement […]

MEDIA RELEASE: A camera on Gallipoli exhibits at Qantas Founders Museum

  MEDIA RELEASE 1 November 2017   “A camera on Gallipoli” exhibits at Qantas Founders Museum The Australian War Memorial’s digital exhibition A camera on Gallipoli, featuring First World War photographs taken by Sir Charles Ryan, will open at Qantas Founders Museum on 6 November 2017. “We are honoured to be able to host such […]

Change in Jet Tour and kitchen times for the 2017/18 Summer

Please be advised that from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 November) the Qantas Founders Museum’s Jet Tour times will be at 09.30am, 11am and 1.30pm for the Summer period from 1 November 2017 to  31 March 2018. From Wednesday 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2018 the museum’s McGinness’ Restaurant kitchen will be serving cooked meals from […]

MEDIA RELEASE: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK DONATES TO SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT

          Media Release 30 October 2017 LUFTHANSA TECHNIK DONATES TO SUPER CONSTELLATION PROJECT Lufthansa Technik AG has donated $5,500 towards the Qantas Founders Museum’s Super Constellation Project in Longreach. Lufthansa Technik AG, a subsidiary within the Lufthansa Group and one of the world‘s leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul services […]