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A catalogue of sailing ship models was published

The Estonian Maritime Museum presented a new catalogue Sailing Ship Models in the Estonian Maritime Museum at a maritime festival Sail Tallinn.

The catalogue with parallel text in Estonian and English compiled by Feliks Gornischeff, a researcher at the Maritime Museum, provides an overview of sailing ship models made by domestic and foreign masters in the collections of the Estonian Maritime Museum.

‘Ship models are integral part of maritime museums and we are pleased to present this publication on the day when many historical sailing ships can be seen from here at the Maritime Museum in the Seaplane Harbour,’ said Urmas Dresen, Director of the Estonian Maritime Museum, at the Sail Tallinn maritime festival.

‘Our largest exhibition of ship models is located in the new permanent exhibition of the Fat Margaret Tower. Some very special models can also be seen in the temporary display of the Seaplane Harbour hangars, which talks about Estonia’s long connections and achievements at the world’s largest sailing training regatta, The Tall Ships Races,’ said Dresen. According to the museum director, children are welcome to once again take part in the hobby club at the Maritime Museum in the autumn, where they can also try building a ship model.

The catalogue is the first in a series of ship models. The next catalogues will be about steam and motor ship models and an overview book on ship modelling can also be expected.

Sailing Ship Models in the Estonian Maritime Museum is richly illustrated with photos of ship models, archive photos, and drawings. The foreword to the book was written by Urmas Dresen, the book was designed by Peeter Laurits, and the project manager was Eva-Maria Maiste. The publication was supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

The book is available in bookstores and the e-store of the Maritime Museum:

In connection with roof repair works, the Seaplane Harbour is open from Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Fat Margaret is open from Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.