ICMM links maritime museums worldwide, providing resources and communication opportunities for museum professionals

    Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Maritime Museum

    Bristol UK

    SS 'Great Brtitain'

    Greenwich UK

    National Maritime Museum

    Stockholm Sweden

    The Vasa Museum

    Mystic Seaport USA

    Steamer 'Sabino'

    Mariehamn Aland Islands

    Aland Maritime Museum

    Rotterdam the Netherlands

    Rotterdam Maritime Museum waterfront

    Cascais Portugal

    2013 ICMM Congress venue

    Sydney Australia

    Cunard's 'Queen Victoria' and Sydney Opera House

    Hemudu China

    Traditional sculling passenger ferry

    Sydney Australia

    Sydney Heritage Fleet's 1874 barque 'James Craig'

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum

    Mystic Seaport USA

    Bow of whale ship 'Charles W. Morgan'

    Cascais Portugal

    ICMM 2013 Congress venue, seen from Estoril

    Valparaiso Chile

    National Maritime Museum

    Shanghai China

    China Maritime Museum

    Wentworth Australia

    Paddlesteamer 'Ruby' in her mud berth, Darling River


    o The World Ocean Observatory has just launched a new bi-annual e-zine on ocean culture and solutions to today's ocean issues. It's called the World Ocean Journal and the first issue can be viewed here.

    o  Royal Museums Greenwich, UK announce that entries are now open for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014. For details, click here

    o USS Monitor lab closes at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, USA. Press report here

    o Mystic Seaport seeks a stowaway for Charles W Morgan. Read about it here

    o It's a New Year. ICMM wishes all its members and all those involved in the world of maritime museums the very best for 2014

    o The Smithsonian Institute has launched its new 3D imaging program. One of the objects in 3D is the 1776 gunboat Philadelphia. You'll find the 3D model under the 'Browse Models' tab here.

    o Regional Workshops under the ICMM Banner – Read the new guidelines here

    o  Fire away! Advance salvo from US Historic Naval Ships Association for their 2014 Conference. Click here

    o 'Why I want to be a Captain'. From our new Hon. Treasurer, Marieke vom Bommel's brother - a real captain. Click here

    o ICMM's 2013 Congress in Cascais, Portugal, in September was most successful. Dr Kevin Fewster's first website column as newly elected President is on the President's Page.

    o Mystic Seaport's historic whaling ship Charles W. Morgan launched after her five year restoration on Sunday 21 July 2013. If you missed the launch, you can catch up here

    o Marking the passing of former President of Mariners' Museum, USA, John B Hightower. Read his obituary here

    o How much would sea level fall if . . .? Read the answer here

    o New Zealand National Maritime Museum - Big Boat's mast dropped into cafe alley. See the story here

    o Check out Roundup, a miscellany of stories from the Internet. Click here

    o ICMM North European Network on Exhibitions - First workshop

    A report on this new ICMM initiative, held in March 2013, is now on the 'Conferences' page of the website. Click here.

    o Royal order of Denmark award for ICMM's immediate past president

    Morten Hahn-Pedersen, immediate past president of ICMM, has been appointed a Knight of the Order of Dannenbrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. This follows on the celebration in February 2013 of Morten's 25 years as director of the Fisheries and Maritime Museum of Esbjerg, Denmark.

    o Congratulations to Morten Hahn-Pedersen, former ICMM President

    In February 2013, Morten Hahn-Pedersen, former President of ICMM, marked 25 years as director of the Fisheries and Maritime Museum of Esbjerg, Denmark. Read more here.

    o Mary-Louise Williams receives Australian Honour

    Former Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum and long-standing ICMM member Mary-Louise Williams has been honoured in the 2013 Australia Day Honours List. Details here.

    o Tips for recruiting young volunteers

    Having friends that volunteer regularly is the primary factor influencing the volunteering habits of young people. Over 70 percent of young people with friends who regularly volunteer, also volunteer. These are two results from a US study ‘Young people and volunteering’. Read more.

    o Peking's situation desperate

    Peking, a steel-hulled four-masted barque built in 1911, which has been a largely neglected fixture at New York’s South Street Seaport for almost the last 40 years, is now in desperate need of a new home.

    The South Street Seaport Museum thought that they had an agreement with the city of Hamburg to take the grand old ship. That deal apparently fell through and the future of the old ship is again in doubt. Click here for more of the story.

    o REMINDER - Call for website pictures

    We can feature more maritime museums in the website 'carousel'. Why not email a favourite museum picture to webmaster@icmmonline.org today with a brief description of the image.

    o 2 October 2012

    Rachel Mulhearn, Director of Liverpool Maritime Museum, and a member of ICMM's Executive Council retired on 30 September. We wish her well.

    o Rank your Top 10 maritime museums

    Here's an invitation to choose your Top 10 maritime museums in the world. Click on 'Ranking maritime museums - An invitation' in the Update panel below to get started.

    o Have a picture of your museum in the 'carousel'

    To all ICMM members: The photographic 'carousel' above this Notebook can show 20 pictures. If your museum has a photograph you would like considered for the 'carousel', email it with a brief description to the Webmaster.

    o 29 September 2012

    Day 3 of our upgraded ICMM website. This Notebook section is now scrollable within the homepage so that you will be able to view all of the Notebook entries as they grow.The Update section below will now be kept current to include all the most interesting items from the website's various sections.

    o 27 September 2012

    Day 1 of our upgraded ICMM website. There's more going on behind the scenes, too, and additional content is coming soon.