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Valparaiso ChileNational Maritime Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum USA–Historic whaling ship Charles W Morgan

Hong Kong–Waterfront setting of Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Rotterdam the Netherlands–Waterfront at Rotterdam Maritime Museum

Greenwich UK–National Maritime Museum

Bristol UK–SS Great Britain

Amsterdam the Netherlands–National Maritime Museum

Åland Islands–Spars of tall ship Pommern and Åland Maritime Museum

Sydney Australia–1874 restored Barque James Craig, Sydney Heritage Fleet

Flensburg Germany–Historic craft at Flensburg Maritime Museum

Sydney Australia–'Action Stations' Pavilion, Australian National Maritime Museum

Shanghai China–China Maritime Museum

Elsinore Denmark–Danish Maritime Museum

Gdansk Poland–National Maritime Museum

Auckland New Zealand–National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy

Uppsala Sweden–Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala University

Salem USA–Maritime Gallery at Peabody Essex Museum

ICMM Notebook

o  ICMM President Steve White's latest letter to members – click here

o  Find news from Mystic Seaport, Royal Museums Greenwich, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Council of American Maritime Museums and other leading institutions by going to our Update page in the main menu and scrolling through the articles

o  Call for papers for the Royal Institute of Naval Architects Historic Ships Conference, in London 7-8 December 2016. Abstracts required by 8 May 2016. More details here

o  Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory has a new book out. Details here

o  24 March 2016 marked the passing of Peter Stanford, a man of considerable significance in the world of US maritime heritage, and with a reputation which spread worldwide. Read more about Peter Stanford by clicking here.

o  ICMM's Executive Council members entertained Mr Koji Sekimizu, the recently-retired Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at lunch during the Council's Greenwich, UK, meeting in March 2016. After lunch, Mr Sekimizu gave his reflections on maritime heritage, followed by discussion.

o  Sail again in favour for cargo carrying. Admittedly, in small quantities, but you can read more here

o  Its Valparaiso, Chile for the ICMM 2017 Congress. Put the Congress dates in your diary now – 15-20 October 2017. Click the 'ICMM 2017 Congress' button in the main menu for more information.

o  In Canada, is Kingston Ontario's historic Steam Launch Phoebe at risk?  The story is here

o  Remains of stranded 1871 Whaling Fleet located in Alaska. NOAA archaeologists have found the battered remains of two whaling ships thought to be among those caught and destroyed in a major ice stranding of whaling ships in 1871. Read the story here

o Information, abstracts and pictures from the ICMM 2015 Congress in Hong Kong can be read by clicking here 

o  Which museums are ICMM members? See the 'ICMM Member Directory' tab on the ICMM homepage or by clicking here.


 ** 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

(Left) Cutty Sark: ICMM President, Steve White, and Matthew Tanner, Director & CEO of ss Great Britain, in Bristol, UK (on the left), stand under the keel of Cutty Sark on a visit to the ship during the 2016 ICMM International Historic & Traditional Ships Panel meeting in Greenwich, UK.  (Right) South Street Seaport, New York and ship Peking. Peter Stanford who died on 24 March 2016, and who is remembered on our 'In Memoriam' page, was Founding President of the Seaport. Peking is being relocated to Germany.

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