I N T E R N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F M U S E U M FA C I L I T Y A D M I N I S T R AT O R SVOLUME 3NUMBER 2 PAPYRUS SPRING 2002The National Air and Space Museum Goes to Dulleswith its Second Facilityby Lin EzellEven as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space floor. Some key aircraft destined for Dulles include anMuseum (NASM) staff were moving aircraft and spacecraft SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft; the Boeing B-29 Enola Gay,into the facility on the Mall in Washington, D.C. for its 1976 which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima; the proto-opening, they recognized that this grand three-block-long type Boeing 707 airliner; a B-17; a B-25; an F-4 and a C-130facility would not be large enough. For more than two which saw service in Vietnam; aerobatic aircraft; businessdecades, the Museum has been dreaming of a second facility, jets, and general aviation classics. The space hangar waswith access to a runway. This dream is now coming true, designed to preserve the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the firstwith the construction of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at orbiter off the assembly line.Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia. Aircraft restoration will be performed in full view of the Designed by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), the public. Visitors will be able to keep track of airport arrivalsCenter will provide 760,000 square feet of environmentally- and departures from an observation tower, and they cancontrolled space in which the Museum can protect some watch the latest large-format films at the IMAX® theatre.80 per cent of the National Collection, which is not routinely Researchers and modelers will use the archives as theyenjoyed by the public. More than 200 aircraft and more than search blueprints, technical records, and photo collections.100 spacecraft, as well as thousands of smaller artifacts, will Classrooms will provide educators and students with formalbe on display. The complex includes a huge aviation hangar, learning opportunities.nearly 1,000 feet long, 250 feet wide, and more than 100 feet Congress approved the design of this project in 1993,tall. Its arched roof will provide height enough to hang along with $8 million for design. Three years later, law-aircraft at two levels, in addition to those on the concrete makers told the Institution that they could proceed with continued on page 2 INSIDE Letter from the President . . 5 Regional Chapters . . . . . . 6 Security Challenges . . . . . 8 Preserving the Australian War Memorial . . . . . . . . 10 New Members . . . . . . . . 12 Developing Your Evacuation Plan . . . . . . . 14 From the Editor’s Desk . . . 18Large aircraft, like the Enola Gay B-29 bomber (right foreground), will fit easily in theaviation hangar, where some 200 aircraft will be displayed.