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Learning at Tangmere

June, 2006

A key part of the Museum’s role is as an educational resource. Here, Alan Bower, Curator, updates us on the developments he has been spearheading to further improve our capabilities in this respect:

“I have always believed that our prime function is to offer information and experience to today’s and future generations. This goes under the broad title of education. We are totally aware of the need to get all the history and tremendous stories of military aviation linked to the education framework of our country. We have built up contacts with schools and many now visit regularly. Whilst we have developed our resources to meet this extension in our roll, there has been a lack of a proper facility to use as an education base. This is now being overcome; in partnership with West Sussex County Council we are obtaining a portable classroom which will be equipped for this use. All these developments cost significant sums of money, but I believe they are an investment for the future. We have applied for Planning Consent to have this new building and await the outcome of that. Of course this facility will be developed for education purposes for all ages of visitor.

We have also appointed an Education Officer who has worked with me to develop an education policy and strategy for the museum.
Tangmere looks to the future.”

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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