Ship Models as an Art Form

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Start Date: Aug 1 2006
Location: Sawyer Free Library



Schooner Adventure Summer Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure presents Ship Models as an Art Form, by R. Michael Wall, Owner and Director of the Americam Marine Model Gallery, Salem, MA. Mr. Wall is recognized by the foremost American marine model artists, private and corporate collectors, and international maritime museums as an experienced expert on procuring museum quality ship models.In 1979, Mr. Wall prepared, in conjunction with the staffs of Mystic Seaport Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and The Mariners’ Museum, a definitive report on the standards implied by the phrase ‘Museum Quality Ship Model.’ The resulting publication, Ship Model Classification Guidelines, ‘ 1980, has provided both builders and collectors with a standard by which they can analyze and evaluate the efforts put forth on a given ship model.Since 1975, Mr. Wall’s experience in the construction of fine scale models, their restoration, appraisal, and sales have given him the knowledge required to expertly represent and sell such art works. His gallery provides his clients with an ideal atmosphere in which to view privately his latest collection and to consult with him personally.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 7:00PM in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA.

Supported by VarianSEA and Cape Ann Insurance, Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure

For more information visit www.schooner-adventure.org or call 978-281-8079

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

One of the last five surviving Essex-built schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail’the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex County. It serves as a living memorial to the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory trawler fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.

For more information, visit www.schooner-adventure.org.