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Save the Dates for the Next CAMM Conference

Marifrances Trivelli hands over the CAMM banner to Sam Heed of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation as CAMM president Dave Pearson looks on. The handover of the banner from the 2015 host, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, to the 2016 host took place during the final dinner of the 2015 CAMM conference.

Marifrances Trivelli hands over the CAMM banner to Sam Heed of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation as CAMM president Dave Pearson looks on. The handover of the banner from the 2015 host, Los Angeles Maritime Museum, to the 2016 host took place during the final dinner of the 2015 CAMM conference.

The 2016 CAMM conference will take place in Wilmington, Delaware, at Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s new Maritime Center on April 25 – 27. This year’s conference will be extended from two to three days in order to include professional training sessions that will supplement the traditional programming. The 2016 CAMM programming committee is being formed and will soon be issuing a survey to determine the topics of most interest to CAMM members.

Scholarships Available for ICMM

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The Richard Foster Bursary was established in 2002 to perpetuate the memory of Sir Richard Foster, Director of National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and President of ICMM, 1993-6, who had died tragically in 2001. Its purpose was to provide financial assistance to young members of ICMM wishing to attend or speak at an ICMM congress.

The President and Council of ICMM invites applications for three bursaries of up to 650 Euros for the 17th Biennial Congress, Connections, which will be held in Hong-Kong, 1-6 November 2015. The Council is particularly keen that the bursaries are used to encourage the attendance of new or young members of ICMM. The Call for Papers and outline of the Congress’s themes can be found at: www.icmm2015hk.com.

Museum Small Craft Association Annual Meeting Scheduled

Museum Small Craft Association Annual Meeting

Monday, October 5 – Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michaels, Maryland

The 2015 Museum Small Craft Association will be held Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Saint Michaels, Maryland. Museum small craft professionals and others who share an interest in small boat conservation and restoration, skills preservation, documentation, history, interpretation and research are invited to meet, learn about recent developments, exchange ideas, and talk with their peers. The MSCA meeting follows the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival which will be held on Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4.

The meeting program will include presentations and discussions on a variety of small craft and museum related topics, opportunities for informal discussions, a dinner on Monday evening, and a visit to a local boatbuilder. Please let Richard Scofield rscofield@cbmm.org know if there is a topic you are interested in, or if you’d like to make a presentation or lead a discussion.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is located on 18 waterfront acres and occupies 35 buildings, 12 of which house exhibits open to the public.. The Museum offers exhibits, demonstrations, boat rides on the Miles River, and annual festivals that celebrate Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, and history. The Museum’s fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft is the largest in existence with 11 vessels on floating display at the Museum’s docks, and its small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes. The fleet is maintained in the public’s eye by master shipwrights and their apprentices.

For more information about the meeting and the Museum Small Craft Association visit www.museumsmallcraft.org or contact David Cockey davidcockey@gmail.com

For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum visit http://www.cbmm.org

Registration Begins for CAMM’s 2015 Annual Conference

Paul Fontenoy and Marifrances Trivelli at September's Maritime Heritage Conference

Paul Fontenoy and Marifrances Trivelli oversee the CAMM table at September’s Maritime Heritage Conference

CAMM Treasurer Paul Fontenoy is now accepting registrations for the CAMM’s 2015 Annual Conference to take place April 12-14 at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Director Marifrances Trivelli and the program committee has put together a program of lively educational sessions, a narrated boat cruise of the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, dinner at the historic Los Angeles yacht club, as well as an optional behind-the-scenes tour of the world renowned Huntington Library.

Full registration ($150.00) includes all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch Monday and Tuesday, the cruise on Monday, and the closing dinner on Tuesday. One-day registrations are also available. The optional field trip on Wednesday is a separate ticketed event.

To register, download the online CAMM Registration 2015 form, fill it out, make a payment (using the PayPal link, check, or credit card), save the form and email it to <CAMMTreasury@gmail.com>. (The form can also be printed and mailed or faxed.)

Registration deadline is March 31, 2015.

To learn more about lodging, transportation, and travel grants, please visit our Annual Meeting page. Please note that although the meeting is open to all, travel grants are only available to staff of CAMM member institutions.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Host ICMM

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A new website has been created for the conference at http://www.icmm2015hk.com/index.php

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The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to invite maritime museums from around the world to one of the most exciting and transformational commercial and cultural centers in world trade – the Pearl River Delta.
 
For over three hundred years the PRD has been a global meeting place for traders, entrepreneurs, government envoys, missionaries and fortune hunters. Today, Hong Kong and nearby Guangzhou, represent the modern face of China and the ceaseless commercial activities which in two generations has transformed a region previously  dominated by fishing villages and paddy fields into a true metropolis.
 
As a young museum, established in 2003 with strong support from the Hong Kong shipping industry we are in a good position to share with delegates the spirit of Hong Kong through the prism of its maritime heritage. Our links with Greater China also provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with counterparts from…

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Hong Kong Maritime Museum to Host ICMM

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The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to invite maritime museums from around the world to one of the most exciting and transformational commercial and cultural centers in world trade – the Pearl River Delta.
 
For over three hundred years the PRD has been a global meeting place for traders, entrepreneurs, government envoys, missionaries and fortune hunters. Today, Hong Kong and nearby Guangzhou, represent the modern face of China and the ceaseless commercial activities which in two generations has transformed a region previously  dominated by fishing villages and paddy fields into a true metropolis.
 
As a young museum, established in 2003 with strong support from the Hong Kong shipping industry we are in a good position to share with delegates the spirit of Hong Kong through the prism of its maritime heritage. Our links with Greater China also provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with counterparts from a dynamic new part of the maritime museum industry; there are over thirty institutions along the China coast committed to exploring both historical and contemporary aspects of China’s maritime story. As a crossroads in Asia we are also expecting representatives from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.
 
The conference team has created an exciting programme of tours, talks and intriguing experiences which will truly showcase what the region has to offer, from Taichi on the museum’s balcony, to the culinary delights of a top star restaurant in Macau. Please join us in November 2015 – we look forward to hosting you.

Richard Wesley
Museum Director
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

For more information, download the flyer.

2015 Northwest Anthropological Conference Call for Papers

NWAC 1st call for papers
The 2015 Northwest Anthropology Conference will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from March 25th-28th. I am sending this email in hopes of garnering interest in organizing a maritime archaeology and history session at NWAC (our 5th!). I’m happy to accept submissions from a wide range of subjects related to submerged and non-submerged resources, including maritime heritage, preservation, and history, as well as nautical archaeology. In particular, I’m looking to include topics relating to underwater and nautical archaeology in Canada, maritime projects being conducted by volunteer and non-profit organizations, and general maritime research topics. Interested parties may send their abstracts to me for inclusion into the session at this address.

The conference will be held at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. Please feel free to email me  if you have questions or comments, or you can call me at the phone number(s) listed below. Further, if you know of someone that may be interested in presenting at this symposium, please feel free to forward me their information and I will be happy to send an invitation!

Thank you for your time,

Jacqueline L. Marcotte, MA, RPA
Maritime Archaeologist
ESA | Northwest Cultural Resources Group
5309 Shilshole Ave NW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789.9658 | 206.789.9684 fax
360.513.6969 cell
jmarcotte@esassoc.com | http://www.esassoc.com