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Behind the scenes: Updates to the First World War exhibition area
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Jul 8, 2019
How does museum staff decide which exhibition to update next? Which basic changes can make an exhibition more inviting and insightful for today’s visitors? Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the Canada Aviation and Space Museum team planned its recent updates to the First World War area.
Museum welcomes a “movie star” aircraft back into its collection
May 6, 2019
A distinctive and brightly-coloured aircraft with a movie-star past has found a home on the floor of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Assistant curator Erin Gregory says this particular Fokker D.VII is special for more than one reason.
100 years later, a decorated Canadian war hero continues to inspire
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 26, 2018
October 27, 2018 marks the centenary since William George Barker , a Canadian Wing Commander, flew along over the Forêt de Mormal in France on his way back to England. Major Barker engaged successive formations of German aircraft, and after shooting down an enemy two-seater, he was attacked by a fighter and suffered a wound in his thigh. Barker then found himself surrounded by enemy fighters and was again severely wounded. Nevertheless, despite his wounds, he succeeded in bringing down three