NMMC sets up international vernacular craft database

National Maritime Museum Cornwall scholars are assembling a database of details of craftsman-built boats from around the world that are known to be in the UK and are appealing for information about suitable craft that should be added. See the index here. Many of those identified so far are held in museum and other collections, but … Continue reading “NMMC sets up international vernacular craft database”

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Barbary piracy in the West Country and more from the NMMC

Are you sitting comfortably? If so I have got some serious reading for you this morning, published on its website by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The first item on the agenda is a fascinating account of how the famous period of Barbary piracy in the South West during the 17th century worked. It seems … Continue reading “Barbary piracy in the West Country and more from the NMMC”

A little reading for Christmas: the NMMC’s Maritime Views

Tenerife rocks that might resemble a ship from a distance (photo taken by Alumnado Módulo ITG from Wikimedia Commons) I’ve been enjoying the National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s online newsletter Maritime Views, and would like to put the word around. If somehow you haven’t got something marvellous from the Lodestar Books catalogue, Maritime Views might be something … Continue reading “A little reading for Christmas: the NMMC’s Maritime Views”