The Qantas Founders Museum will hold special activities to mark the airline’s 100-year birthday despite cancelling a series of events earlier this year.
On 16 November, the attraction will hold morning tea with a birthday cake, guided tours of the National Heritage-listed Qantas Hangar and a “Curator Talk”.
The attraction itself only reopened on 1 July after shutting earlier in the year due to coronavirus restrictions.
Chief executive Tony Martin said, “Qantas Founders Museum is committed to telling the history of Qantas and there is no bigger milestone to mark than the centenary of Qantas.
“In 2020 we had planned a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the Qantas Centenary, many of which were postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are delighted that this event can go ahead.
“The history of Qantas is one of the great Australian stories and we encourage people to travel to Longreach and outback Queensland, to learn about where it all began for the airline.”
Australian Aviation previously reported how the museum’s new light show exhibition, celebrating Qantas’ centenary, launched on 1 July, after a series of delays.
The ‘Luminescent Longreach’ display projects a 3D animation across 635 square metres of a Boeing 747. The project’s design was the result of an 11,000-hour creative process.
The show tells the history of Qantas using 3D animation, projection mapping and 360-degree immersive sound.
The night time ‘light and sound experience’ was brought to life by design studio Buchan and took more than 2,000 hours to install.
“There is nothing like this anywhere else in the world, it is an entirely immersive experience that won’t disappoint,” Martin said earlier.
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