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Greenwich UK National Maritime Museum

USA - Winter at Mystic Seaport

Wentworth Australia Paddlesteamer 'Ruby' in her mud berth, Darling River

Shanghai China China Maritime Museum

Bristol UK SS 'Great Brtitain'

Rotterdam the Netherlands Rotterdam Maritime Museum waterfront

Sydney Australia Cunard's 'Queen Victoria' and Sydney Opera House

Amsterdam The Netherlands Maritime Museum

Hong Kong Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Valparaiso Chile National Maritime Museum

Hemudu China Traditional sculling passenger ferry

SWEDEN  Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala University

ICMM Notebook

ICMM 2015 Congress, Hong Kong:  REMINDER – the call for papers closes on Monday, 15 June. Details of the Congress theme and the call for papers can be read by clicking here

o Maritime Heritage Grants awarded to Members of the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM). For details click here

o You can register online now for ICMM's 2015 Congress, the first in Asia. Congress dates are 1-6 November 2015. For all the Congress details and online registration, click here

o ICMM's Executive Council met in Greenwich, UK for its annual meeting in late March 2015. Read the President's report on the meeting by clicking here 

o Apply for an ICMM 2015 Congress travel assistance Bursary.  Full details here

o ICMM's Executive Council meets in Greenwich, UK for its annual meeting; 22-23 March 2015. A full report will be published after the meeting.

The US National Park Service, in partnership with the US Maritime Administration, has announced the availability of approximately $USD1.7 million in grant funding through its Maritime Heritage Program for projects that teach about and/or preserve sites and objects related to America’s maritime history. Grant applications will be accepted until 23 September 2014.

o The weather rules at sea. Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport's historic whaleship is delaying her departure on the next leg of her 38th voyage due to adverse weather conditions. The voyage so far has been a huge success. More hereAnd 12th July has been designated Sail for Tall Ships Day to honour the Morgan. More here

o Ever wondered what it's like to climb to the Royal yard on a tall ship? Click here to climb with Cassie aboard Charles W. Morgan on her recent passage to Newport, Rhode Island.

o US Coast Guard releases report into 2012 sinking of tall ship Bounty. Access full report here

o Mike Harrison, well known to ICMM, appointed Chief Curator at Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), USA. Click 'Update' in the main menu for the full story.

o The June Newsletter from the Royal Museums Greenwich (UK) is available by clicking 'Update' in the main menu.

o The 2014 European Maritime Heritage (EMH) Congress is on this week (4-7 June), in the port cities of Flensburg and Aabenraa, in the German-Danish border region. Click 'Conferences' in the main menu for more details. 

o Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum announces appointment of Kristen Greenaway as the 49 year old museum's fifth President. Full details here

o May Newsletter from Royal Museums Greenwich, UK here

o The 'Solidarity Boards' are on show at the National Maritime Museum in Gdansk, Poland. For more details click 'Exhibitions' in the main menu

o The Polish Maritime Museum in Gdansk has been honoured by having its title changed to the National Maritime Museum. For more details click 'Update' in the main menu

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 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 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 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.