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Selecting images for the Curate the Compass Lounge project

Our Curate the Commons project is moving on apace. Over the past month our participating Flickr users have been “favouriting” and tagging their chosen images. With varied backgrounds and interests everyone has approached this selection process from a different point of view. The next (and potentially trickier) stage will be…

Our public co-curation project with Flickr Commons begins

The Museum is embarking on its second co-curated exhibition since the July 2011 opening of the new Sammy Ofer Wing and the Compass Lounge – a dedicated space for participatory displays developed by the Museum and the public together. The Compass Lounge is a place to make new connections with…

Help us curate the Compass Lounge at the Museum using Flickr Commons

Flickr Commons Project at the National Maritime Museum 14 April and 12 – 13 May 2012 http://www.flickr.com/commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmaritimemuseum/ Love Flickr? We’re looking for active Flickr members to take part in an exciting co-curation project to choose photos from the Museum’s collection that you’d like to see on display. We’re keen…

Animals at Sea on Flickr

This month the NMM has released a cute and cuddly batch of historic photographs on Flickr. The new set depicts a variety of animals that travelled onboard ship around the world, keeping sailors company. The mascot of HMS Renown The images can also be found in a charming book of…

Clips from our film archive are now on Flickr

The NMM is proud to announce that for the first time it has made available clips from its film archive. A selection of tantalising tit-bits have been uploaded on to Flickr, allowing you the chance to view footage celebrating maritime history from throughout the 20th century. We would like to…