SAN DIEGO, CA -- San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) announces that they have officially launched their online e-commerce store at www.airandspacestore.com.
The goal of the online store is to give aviation enthusiasts a place to find unique and collectible aviation related products.
"It’s our hope the Museum will be able to deliver quality aviation products to people anywhere, they don’t have to live in San Diego to benefit from this service," says Jim Kidrick President and CEO of SDASM.
With the site's launch, hundreds of historical aviation products are now available online including:
Aviation books and publications: A broad variety of limited publications, hard to find books and magazines are now on-line. Many are of historical significance themselves, being first editions or autographed copies of aviation oriented publications.
Clothing and memorabilia: A clothing line based on historically significant aircraft from the San Diego Air & Space Museum collection, like the P-29 Boeing Peashooter. The Peashooter was the last open cockpit fighter delivered to the Army Air Corps and best remembered for its aerodynamic art-deco design features.
Framed Photographs: An extensive collection of digitally reproduced photographs from The San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives, one of the largest collections of Air & Space-related books and archival materials in the United States.
In addition to the film, $50,000 to preserve and catalog this collection was provided to the Museum by Lockheed Martin and ULA, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company.
Six San Diego museums have partnered for an oral history project to record the area's aviation history.
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It will use $124,500 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and $25,000 from Goodrich Aerostructures to increase online collection visibility over the next two years.
This two year project will catalog 186 personal and professional papers from the Museum’s archival collections, measuring approximately 2,000 linear feet.