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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING VINTAGE U.S. NAVY SAFETY PO
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING VINTAGE U.S. NAVY SAFETY POSTERS FROM WORLD WAR II
8/15/2016
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations


Mike Stouber – (212) 843-9381 / mstouber@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – (646) 381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org

 

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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO
OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING VINTAGE U.S. NAVY SAFETY POSTERS FROM WORLD WAR II
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Free Outdoor Screening to Take Place on Intrepid’s Flight Deck


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today announced the upcoming temporary exhibition, Don’t Be a Dilbert! U.S. Navy Safety Posters, which will open on September 29, 2016 in the Intrepid Museum’s hangar deck.

 

The U.S. Navy lost more than 8,000 people in aviation accidents from 1941 to 1946. Safety posters used cartoons and humor to stress the importance of following safety procedures—and the grave consequences of carelessness.

The exhibition Don’t Be a Dilbert! U.S. Navy Safety Posters features a dozen examples of World War II safety posters from the Intrepid Museum’s collection. The posters, illustrated by noted cartoonist Robert Osborn, feature two blundering cartoon characters—Dilbert the pilot and Spoiler the mechanic—whose slip-ups endangered lives and equipment. The exhibition also includes excerpts from a Navy training film in which Dilbert comes to life. In the film, his stubborn inability to follow safety procedures has devastating consequences.
The exhibition is free with general admission to the Museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

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