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Remembrance Day – “Many there be that have no memorial”

On Remembrance Day we look at the conservation of two memorial busts ‘intended to record the rank and file who have gained no mention or special distinction’. “Many there be that have no memorial, whose righteous deeds shall not be forgotten” This was the intended inscription that was to accompany…

Can you help identify this mystery vessel?

Our conservation team have been treating one of the many beautiful models in our collection, but can you help identify what it is? Sometimes, even with our wealth of expertise in all things maritime, a model will come along that has us completely foxed.  Perhaps you can help? The conservation department…

Conservation of Lieutenant Molyneux Shuldham’s revolving mast patent model

Whilst looking through a list of ships models in need of conservation my eye was caught by a curious model which challenged our traditional perception of mast and sail. The revolving mast model (SLR2641) prior to conservation treatment It was in need of extensive structural intervention. However, before I could…