ICMM to Meet in Chile in 2017

Steve White presenting at 2015 ICMM in Hong Kong

Steve White at 2015 ICMM Meeting in Hong Kong

Steve White became president of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM) at their November 2015 meeting in Hong Kong. Twenty countries were represented at this meeting hosted by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. In his President’s Page message after the meeting, Steve stated “In Hong Kong, we explored the past and the heritage of trade while looking from the present and into the future in a port that is one of the global leaders in maritime trade today. In this environment, we were confronted with the juxtaposition of past and present, and thanks to a well-planned Congress, including our trip to Macau and to several museums in Macau and Hong Kong, the overall program illuminated our understanding of these parallel worlds.”

The next Congress is set for October 15-20, 2017, in Valparaiso, Chile. According to Steve, “It will be our first time in South America, and I ask all members to please put our bi-annual event on your calendar and to plan for the expense in your budgets.  The program planning committee is already beginning its work under the direction of Kristen Greenaway (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum).  The theme for the program and the congress is DISCOVERIES! which is appropriate for our first congress in South America as we discover the rich and diverse maritime history of a country that includes the iconic Cape Horn.  Please visit our website from time to time to see more information regarding this important Congress.”

Extracted from the ICMM newslettter and website by Candace Clifford, April 11, 2016

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