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Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) Newsletter - May 2013 : Read the newsletter here
Milestone for the Morgan – The final plank
Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, USA, has passed a major milestone in the restoration of historic whaling ship Charles W Morgan. The final hull plank has been fitted – click here for the full story.
ICMM e-newsletter #1 – Read it now. Click here
Check out Roundup, a miscellany of stories from the Internet. Click here
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.
ICMM 2013 Congress - September 2013 : Online registration open
Click here to go to the dedicated ICMM 2013 Cascais, Portugal Congress website. Then click on 'Registration' in the main menu to register online.
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.
ICMM Executive Council meeting in Greenwich, UK 22/23 February 2013
Day 1 of the ICMM EC meeting ended with a late afternoon conducted tour of restored tea clipper Cutty Sark at Greenwich. The controversial method of supporting the ship off the bottom of the dock has certainly created a remarkable space, dominated by the hull of the ship.
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.
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.
ICMM's Future : The Business Case to 2021
The ICMM Executive Council's business plan is available in the ICMM website Resource Centre. Click on 'Resource Centre' in the main menu or download the plan here.
IT'S TIME TO REGISTER
The ICMM North European Network on Exhibitions first Workshop will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 7-8 March 2013. Registrations are open until 20th February. For more details click here.
2013 is ICMM Congress Year
ICMM will meet in Cascais, Portugal in September 2013. If you have not yet done so, click on the 'ICMM 2013 Congress' button in the main menu to the left and visit the dedicated ICMM Congress website. The Call for Papers for the Congress is open until the 31st March. Full details about the theme of the Congress and the process for submitting an Abstract are on the Congress website. But above all, make a note of the Congress dates in September 2013 : 8th to 15th.
The President and Executive Council of ICMM send Season's Greetings to all ICMM members and visitors to this website.
ICMM 2013 Congress - CALL FOR PAPERS
The programme committee for ICMM's 2013 Congress in Cascais, Portugal, 8-15 September 2013, has issued a call for papers for the conference. Go to the special Congress website and click on 'call for abstracts' in the main menu.
ICMM 2013 Congress website link now live
The dedicated website for ICMM's 2013 Congress in Cascais, Portugal, is now live. Click on the 'ICMM 2013 Congress' button in the main menu, or here to go to the Congress website which will provide information on all aspects of the Congress as well as providing online registration.
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.
HMS Bounty (replica) Update
30 October 2012: HMS Bounty (replica) has sunk in the wild weather whipped up by hurricane Sandy. Of the sixteen crew on board, 14 were winched to safety by rescue helicopters, another was rescued but has died, and the captain is still missing. The crew member who died, Claudene Christian is reported to be a distant relative of Fletcher Christian who led the mutiny on the 'real' Bounty against Captain Bligh. For more details click here.
HMS Bounty (replica) abandoned off US coast
29 October 2012: The 'Marlon Brando' film replica of HMS Bounty has been abandoned due to high seas and strong winds in the wake of hurricane Sandy, off the North Carolina coast of the USA. It is reported that the crew took to two life rafts when the ship began taking water. Click here for more details.
The Tall Ships are coming . . . to Australia
Europe sees them annually, but the last time a significant gathering of the world’s Tall Ships took place in Australia was to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial in 1988. Click here for more information.
The Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia, USA has opened Abandon Ship: Stories of Survival. This major exhibition explores the aftermath of marine catastrophes through the perspective of those who have been cast adrift on the sea.
“It is not about shipwrecks, but about the experiences people have after they are taken to lifeboats or life rafts,” said Lyles Forbes, curator for Abandon Ship. Go to 'Exhibitions' for more details.
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.
40th Annual Conference
Tall Ships America's 40th Annual Conference on sail training and tall ships will be held on 5-6 February 2013 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, home of the US Brig Niagara and the Erie Maritime Museum. Conference registration is now open - click here for more information.
ICMM North European network
More news about the ICMM North European network meeting scheduled for 7-8 March 2013. The details are in the Update section on this page - click on 'New network for exhibition practices in maritime museums'.
REMINDER - Call for website pictures
We can feature more maritime museums in the website 'carousel'. Why not email a favourite museum picture to firstname.lastname@example.org today with a brief description of the image.
Classic & Wooden Boat Festival - Sydney 12-14 October
The Australian National Maritime Museum stages another Classic & Wooden Boat Show at its Darling Harbour, Sydney, waterside site 12-14 October 2012. A weekend of beautiful boats and entertainment. The weekend also sees the first public guided tours of the new Wharf 7 Heritage Centre exhibition, a collaborative project between the ANMM and Sydney Heritage Fleet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Battle cruiser's world cruise
- New President for Mariners' Museum
- Gale warning on tour
- Mystic Seaport's May 2013 eNewsletter
- Roundup #1
- New ICMM initiative off to a good start
- Hong Kong Maritime Museum opens at Central Pier 8
- Major exhibition opens - The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake
- ICMM 2013 Congress - Portugal - 8-15 September 2013