Browse all the latest press releases from the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Queen's House below.
The Slave Trade Abolition Bill was passed through Parliament on 25 March 1807. The Museum will mark this year with a range of events including film, poetry, music, conferences, discussion and specially tailored family activities.
The National Maritime Museum (NMM) has invited Lawrence Weiner to open a new exhibition at the Museum called Inherent in the Rhumb Line, as part of its New Visions programme of contemporary art. The exhibition explores the contraction and expansion of the rhumb line, in a series of works specially commissioned by NMM.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG) has been awarded the Society for the History of Technology’s prestigious 2006 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits for its new Time Galleries.
The National Maritime Museumhas received a prestigious Remploy ‘Leading the Way Award’ in recognition of its positive efforts in employing disabled people. The museum won the ‘Large organization’ award in the south of England regional final for its continuing commitment towards ensuring accessibility of services and provision of employment opportunities for all.
2007 will be a rich and varied year at the National Maritime Museum (NMM), as new galleries and exhibitions open covering subjects including modern astronomy, the impact of historic Atlantic connections in the UK, the influence of maritime clothing and contemporary art celebrating the importance of the sea, ships, time and stars.
One Common Enemy, a new book published by the National Maritime Museum, reads like an adventure novel – but it was reality for Jim McLoughlin, who was one of the few survivors of the sinking of the Laconia in 1942.
A new book from the National Maritime Museum – Sons of Sindbad, The Photographs – illustrates Alan Villiers’ 1938 journey, as a lone Western crewman on an Arab trading dhow, down the East African coast and round the Arabian Gulf.
River-Class Frigates is a unique in-depth study of this vitally important class of frigates, and the first book of this type to be issued by National Maritime Museum Publishing.
On 17 November the National Maritime Museum (NMM) opens Art for the Nation, featuring many of the most important works in its fine art collections. The new show is a significant re-hang and the latest to be presented in the Museum’s showcase for art, the 17th-century Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones.
On 23 August 2006, the National Maritime Museum (NMM) will stage a debate and late night DJ Session to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.