A Celebration of Kingston’s Aviation
17th November 2012 to 12th January 2013
Following the much praised Kingston Aviation Festival this summer, the celebration of the centenary of Kingston’s aviation industry will continue in November with a unique art exhibition in the Museum art gallery.
Try not to miss this splendid opportunity to learn more about Kingston’s amazing aeronautical achievements whilst enjoying some wonderful works of art. The exhibition ranges across the 100 year history of Kingston aircraft, encompassing a wide range of media and artistic styles, including bronzes, silverware and other artefacts.
The Hawker Association’s Kingston Aviation Centenary Project Team are sourcing the exhibits and arranging the exhibition. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project actively supported by many organisations across the Royal Borough and beyond, including the Friends of the Museum.
The organisers are keen to encourage visits by ex-employees and by schools, clubs and organisations of all kinds. You may be able to help in encouraging such visits. The organisers are also looking for volunteers to steward the gallery and would be pleased to hear from any Friends who would be willing to take on half-day sessions. To do this please contact David Hassard on 020 8546 2715.
Our cartoon crocodile has a new name!
The ‘name our crocodile’ competition ran throughout June and we had so many great suggestions that it was difficult to choose just one. The name we chose is Snappity which we think is perfect for our cheeky mascot. The winner was Sebastian, aged 3, who received a crocodile-themed prize donated by Bentalls where it was originally made.
Snappity will now be the face of many of our special family activities at the Museum, including Snappity the Crocodile’s activities for under 5s, a free weekly session on Friday mornings for children and their parents and carers. Come along and enjoy the fun!