The Secrets of Radar Museum is the recipient of $10,000 grant

London, ON — The Secrets of Radar Museum is proud to announce it is the winner of $10,000 in EMC Corporation's 2015 Heritage Trust Project international competition. A total of three winners was selected from seven finalists following a two-week public voting period in August.

The prize recognizes and supports local organizations worldwide that advocate the digitization, preservation, and improved accessibility of significant cultural resources. The award will assist the museum in the digitization of its WWII and Cold War archival collections and veteran oral histories through project staff funding, equipment, and online collection access.

“For a museum like Secrets of Radar, which is a very small organisation, receiving $10,000 is a really big deal,” says museum curator Maya Hirschman. “It means we can dedicate time and resources to preserving and sharing our collection, rather than simply keeping our doors open. It will mean greater access to our unique collections, not just for researchers, but anyone.”

“This is an incredible opportunity for our museum,” says John Millson, President of the Secrets of Radar Museum Board of Directors. “We are deeply grateful to EMC Corporation for the award and to everyone who voted for our project in the competition.”

About the Museum: During World War II, at the request of the British government, over 6,000 Canadians were trained on a brand new, top secret technology: radar. Sworn to an oath of secrecy not fully lifted until the 1990s, it has only been over the last 20 years that these men and women could openly share their experiences. Canadian radar personnel were a crucial part of the war effort and many of these early radar veterans went on to have leadership roles in the development of radar during the Cold War and in the Canadian electronics industry.

Founded in 2001 and opened to the public on May 24, 2003, the Secrets of Radar Museum is an incorporated not-for-profit museum located in London, Ontario. It is committed to sharing Canadian radar history, from its earliest secret experimentation to recent advances, and most importantly, to the preservation of real life stories and personal experiences of the people who have worked in radar.

September 28, 2015 Press Release