Aircraft Recovery for Education: Lessons Learned by The National Naval Aviation Museum.

Author(s): Nathaniel King

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Developing Standard Methods, Public Interpretation, and Management Strategies on Submerged Military Archaeology Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM), a Naval and History Heritage Command field museum, is to "select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of Naval Aviation."  NNAM uses a wide variety of aircraft, artifacts, and archival records to educate the members of the public and the armed forces on the history of naval aviation through the experiences of past naval aviators and aircrew.  This presentation will discuss lessons learned through the successful recovery, preservation, and display of multiple wrecked aircraft, and how the museum balances its responsibility to educate the public while practicing responsible stewardship of naval aviation underwater cultural heritage.

Cite this Record

Aircraft Recovery for Education: Lessons Learned by The National Naval Aviation Museum.. Nathaniel King. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448989)

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Temporal Keywords
20th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 123