Wargaming Donates £75k For RAF Museum Education Centre
Scott Frankling / 5 years ago
Wargaming, the online developers for the worldwide MMO game, World of Tanks, has announced it will be donating £75k to the RAF Museum in Cosford, Staffordshire.
The donation will be used to fund the building of a new education centre at the museum, as well as funding exhibitions at both the Cosford location and in London.
The RAF is currently restoring a Dornier 17 German bomber plane and those visiting the museum will be able to see the plane in action on their smartphones using augmented reality, as well as taking part in other interactive exhibits.
When asked why a gaming company should feel the need to sponsor a museum, Wargaming boss, Victor Kislyi said:
“Wargaming is passionate about military history, so we jumped at the opportunity to help be part of a truly historic endeavor.”
The benefits to the RAF Museum itself are obvious. It’s Director General, Peter Dye, beamed that the funding will allow it to tell an historical story in an innovative way whilst:
“Augmented reality, mobile applications and the use of user-generated content are new developments for the Museum and we are excited about exploring their possibilities.”
The funding announcement coincides with the beta-testing of Wargaming’s newest MMO game, World of Warplanes.