The film about Robert Watson Watt entitled "Castles in the Sky" will be shown on BBC2 on Thursday, 4 September at 9 pm. The Museum lent various items to the film-makers. Don't expect anything very technical! However, we've heard Eddie Izzard does a good job in the role of Watt.
Our 2014 Exhibition, entitled 'Flags to Flanders Fields', opened on Saturday 3 May and will run until Saturday 27 September. It is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm and on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 4 pm. Admission free. School parties welcome and refreshments are available.
Following month of feverish work, the exhibition opened as scheduled in May. Amazingly, everything was in place by then: just the previous week, the exhibition area had looked like a cross between a WW1 battlefield and a mammoth jumble sale!
This year, funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund has meant that we have been able to purchase mannequins and army uniforms; product life-size photographs and a full colour exhibition brochure. We have also been able to establish a very important link with the Imperial War Museum, whose input has been invaluable.
The Great War is a huge topic to cover and for simplicity, we decided - quite early on - to divide the exhibition into several sections: Lead up to War, War on Land (we've even built a Trench!!!!), War at Sea, War in the Air (Dave's built a huge Zeppelin!), the Home Front and Later Technology emanating from WW1. So far, feedback has been very good so we think we're on the right tracks!
As an experiment, we are offering free admission this year and in the lounge upstairs (in addition to the artwork, browsing literature, TV documentaries etc) we have tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious home baking. All available at a very modest cost!
On display in the lounge are copies of German postcards from WW1, provided especially for us by a German family who hold the originals. The Museum is the only location anywhere in the World that these postcards are on public display.
Do come and visit YOUR exhibition!
Goudie Lecture Programme 2014
All lectures take place in the Museum of Communication, 131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA
Tuesday 23 September at 7.30pm 'James Naismith - Engineer' David Gavine makes a welcome return to present this fascinating talk
Wednesday 24 September at 7.30pm 'SOE Radio Operations in WW2' Bob McFarlane. This is in partnership with the Lothian Radio Society
Saturday 13 December 'Scottish Graveyards' Hamish Brown: pre-Christmas special - includes seasonal buffet lunch!
More lectures in the pipeline, but dates still to be finalised, so 'Watch This Space!'
Space limited - pre-booking essential
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