Tall ships exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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Tall ships exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Tall ships exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Tall ships exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Outstanding photographs by MAX on show at the
National Maritime Museum Cornwall exhibition.
Click on each one for a much larger image – you won’t
regret it!

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is putting on an outstanding tall ships exhibition starting on the 1st July.

Part of the celebration surrounding the Funchal 500 Tall Ships regatta arrival in Falmouth in September, the Tall Ships photographic exhibition features images of the vessels, and will include the work of the renowned tall ship photographer, MAX.

The following notes come from the NMMC’s release:

‘The exhibition also explores the background of The Tall Ships’ Races and their role in fostering greater understanding between young people from all over the world. The first ever Tall Ships’ Race took place in 1956 with just 20 ships while now the event often boasts over 100, with thousands of crew members from as many as 50 different countries.

‘Sail Training International, organisers of The Tall Ships’ Races, were even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their activities promoting international friendship and understanding through sail training for young people.

‘Milly Newman, Exhibitions Development Assistant says: “Everyone at the Maritime Museum is incredibly excited about the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta. For those that were here for the hugely successful ’98 Tall Ships event these breathtaking prints will serve as a reminder of the incredibly powerful scene these ships paint when under sail together. For those that missed one of Cornwall’s major highlights of the last 10 years this anniversary exhibition will whet their appetites for a truly spectacular experience yet to come.”

‘The Tall Ships photographic exhibition opens on 1 July and runs until 26 September.”

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5 thoughts on “Tall ships exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall”

  1. A request. My 10 year old grandson has discovered he has a square rigger Mechantile Mariner, a master, amongst his ancestors, a John Coon of Biscovey, St Blazey, who died in 1896, he has asked me to find him a picture of the ship his gggg Grandpa sailed, can you tell me where I start?

      1. Mr. Atkin, would you please send me the email address of the Bronwen Lovering who wrote Jan. 30, 2009? I have information I would love to share with her that I did not post here. We are related, distantly.
        Thanks!
        Anne Matzelle
        amatze@windstream.net

      2. Mr. Atkin, Would you please respond to my request for the email address of Bronwen Lovering who wrote you Jan. 30, 2009? If you cannot send it, would you please say so? I would very much like to be put in touch with her (her grandson is a relative of mine). Or, would you please write her with my request? Maybe she would write to me.
        Thank you,
        Anne Matzelle

        1. I’m sorry, but for reasons you probably appreciate it’s not generally regarded as wise to to share people’s email addresses. So I don’t do that.

          However, I am happy to send Ms Lovering your message and email address again (I have done so before, I believe), but I cannot promise she will reply.

          Gavin

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