Submitted by Anna Holloway, National Park Service, September 3, 2015
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 Meeting 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.Presentations and discussions on a variety of small craft and museum related topics will include:
- Schooner Hebride 2, Roger Marsters, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- International Small Craft Renaissance, Lance Lee, Scholarshipwrights
- Monomoy Drill Boat, Al Klineberger, Dover Falls Foundation
- Deaccession Decisions, Craig Bruns and Mark Donohue, Independence Seaport
- Strategic Acquisitions, Lyles Forbes, Mariners Museum
- New Boat Shop, Michael Jones, Pinellas County Living Museum
- Edna Lockwood Project Planning, Michael Jones, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
- Edna Lockwood Documentation, Todd Croteau, National Park Service
- MSCA 40th anniversary, Past Present and Future of Small Craft, Moderator David Cockey
- Howard Chapelle (1901-1975) His Legacy Today, Pete Lesher, CBMM, and others
Other activities will include a Behind the Scenes Tour of the museum’s working boat yard and the curatorial areas, and a field trip to a local boatbuilder and the museum’s offsite boat storage area. Participants will be able to report on their institutions and organizations during Museum Reports. Monday evening will feature a cruise on the Miles River aboard the museum’s buyboat, Winnie Estelle, followed by dinner at the nearby Town Dock restaurant. Lunches will be provided on both days. There will also be time for informal discussions and to tour the museum
The registration fee is $85 and includes lunch both days, the Monday evening cruise on the Winnie Estelle, and dinner Monday at the Town Dock restaurant. Guests of meeting participants will be accommodated on the cruise on a space available basis, and may join the dinner Monday evening for $35. To register send the attached form with check made out to “Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum” to: CBMM, 213 North Talbot St, St Michaels, MD 21663 attn: Richard Scofield. For payment by credit card call Patti Miller, CBMM accountant, at 410-745-4954. Please register by September 25 if possible.
The museum has reserved a block of rooms for MSCA meeting participants from Sunday night through Tuesday night at the St Michaels Inn (formerly Best Western St Michaels) which is 2 miles from the museum. Rate is $89.99 / night. Phone number is 410-745-3333. Ask for a room in the Museum Small Craft Association block. St Michaels also has several other inns and bed & breakfast establishments, and accommodations are also available in Easton, approximately 12 miles from the museum. Camping on the museum grounds will not be available during the MSCA Meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival
The MSCA meeting is preceded by the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival which will be held from the afternoon of Friday, October 2 through mid-day on Sunday, October 4. Registration for MASCF is separate from MSCA Meeting registration, and MASCF participants may camp on the museum grounds for MASCF only. More information about MASCF and a link to online MASCF registration is available at http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/mid-atlantic-small-craft-festival-and-maritime-model-expo/mascf-participant-information/
For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum visit http://www.cbmm.org
Submitted by David Cockey, Museum Small Craft Association, August 25, 2015
The theme for the American Institute for Conservation’s 44th Annual Meeting, held jointly with the 42nd Annual Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC-ACCR) Conference, in Montreal, Canada, May 13-17, 2016, will be “Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation.”
Colleagues are invited to submit abstracts that address in a broad-based way the impact of past, present, and future disasters on the protection of cultural property. In addition, papers that address confronting the unexpected in conservation whether it occurs during the treatment of an artifact or during a natural disaster are requested.
The topic can be expanded to address immediate reactions, such as the application of crowd-mapping technology to aid response efforts, or longer term developments stemming from disasters, such as the adoption of simple strategies. The unexpected may include surprises encountered along the way in any treatment and can be expanded to include all stakeholders, even future ones, who are affected by a disaster.
The review committees will be looking for abstracts related to the general theme, however other topics will be reviewed as well. In order to simplify abstract submission for all applicants, we have just launched a new online abstract submission tool! The submission portal is accessible through our abstracts page – to learn more about our Meeting Theme and read our General, Specialty, and Joint Sessions Call for Papers, visit www.conservation-us.org/abstracts.
Submission deadline for papers is Monday, September 14, 2015. Poster abstract submissions are due Thursday, October 1st.
Learn more about the Joint Annual Meeting & Conference here: www.conservation-us.org/annual-meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Seyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Katelin Lee, August 21, 2015
The “Early Bird Discount” for registration for the upcoming ICMM Conference has been extended until August 31. It appears that the U.S. has two representatives on the program. Stuart Frank, New Bedford Whaling Museum will be speaking at the “Shared HIstory” session and James Delgado, US Maritime Heritage Programme (NOAA) will be part of “Connecting the Past and Present: Maritime Archaeology.”
CAMM President Dave Pearson and Vice-President Greg Gorga will also be attending. We look forward to their report!
The USLSSHA’s 2015 annual meeting will take place October 1-3, in Mystic, Connecticut. “The USLSSHA Annual Meeting is your opportunity for education and fellowship with others who share the passion to learn about and preserve the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. This event offers tours of the old life saving stations, museums, current USCG stations and facilities, a keynote speaker, focused presentations and sometimes demonstrations of the old rescue methods.”
The 2015 Museum Small Craft Association annual meeting 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 email@example.com know if there is a topic you are interested in, or if you’d like to make a presentation or lead a discussion.
The museum has reserved a block of rooms for Sunday night through Tuesday night at the St Michaels Inn (formerly Best Western St Michaels) which is 2 miles from the museum. Rate is $89.99 / night. Phone number is 410-745-3333. Ask for a room in the Museum Small Craft Association block. St Michaels also has several other inns and bed & breakfast establishments, and accommodations are also available in Easton, approximately 12 miles from the museum. Camping on the museum grounds will not be available during the MSCA Meeting.
The MSCA meeting follows the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival which will be held from the evening of Friday evening, October 2 through mid-day on Sunday, October 4. MASCF participants bring a wide variety of traditional boats. Activities include workshops, demonstrations, a sailing race which typically includes boats from small dinghies to a log canoe, row and paddling races for both adults and children, and model boat building for children with an opportunity to sail the models in a small pond in addition to general messing about in the boats. Registration for MASCF is separate from MSCA Meeting registration, and MASCF participants may camp on the museum grounds for MASCF only.
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 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum visit http://www.cbmm.org
Submitted by David Cockey, July 13, 2015; updated July 20, 2015
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.