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    From the Bronze Age.

    A replica of a 4,000 year old craft has just paddled out on a short maiden voyage in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Christened the Morgawr after a mythical monster of Falmouth Bay, she is a 50-foot long, six-ton replica of a Bronze Age boat, which was built by a team of fifty volunteers over the last eleven months at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

    See the first voyage here

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    Hong Kong Maritime Museum opens at Central Pier 8



    Hong Kong's new Maritime Museum at Central Pier 8 was officially opened by Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Mr. C Y Leung on February 25, 2013. Mr Anthony J Hardy, Chairman of the Museum, Mr Richard Wesley, Museum Director and Mr Tung Chee Chen, Chairman of HKMM Trust shared the platform with the Chief Executive. Celebrities in political, business and cultural circles attended the reception which followed the official opening.

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    Milestone for former ICMM President

    It was 25 years ago on 1st February that Morten Hahn-Pedersen, former President of ICMM (2005 – 2009), became director of the Fisheries and Maritime Museum of Esbjerg, Denmark.


    This milestone in his career was celebrated with a festive reception at the museum. Hundreds of colleagues from all over Denmark were present.

    On behalf of the international maritime museum community, ICMM sent a congratulatory telegram which was read out at the reception.







    The picture is of Morten speaking at the reception


    Mary-Louise Williams receives Australian Honour


    Mary-Louise Williams who retired in 2012 as Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum and who served on the ICMM Executive Council and as Vice-President of ICMM has been made a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia in the 2013 Australia Day Honours List.


    The purpose of the Order of Australia is to recognise, by way of a national honour, those who have made outstanding contributions that ultimately benefit the country.


    Mary-Louise's work with ICMM, representing Australia, but also as one of the world's senior maritime museum ambassadors, contributed internationally as well as benefiting her own country.


    Frits Loomeijer, President of ICMM, in congratulating Mary-Louise wrote "you have very good reasons to be proud and I can assure you, we are as well".



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