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Digitization in Exhibition and Research


Digitization in Exhibition and Research


A joint workshop of the Northern Sea Maritime Museums’ Network and the Baltic Sea Maritime Museums’ Network at the 7th of June 2021

The history seafaring is in many respects a history of materials – they are a determining factor in the construction of vessels as well as their supply and maintenance in port and at sea, their land-locked availability decides over a region’s ability to exploit maritime resources and project sea power, their use and handling on ships and in shipyards represents hundreds of years of experience and tradition. In more recent history, advances in materials science have both raised and answered questions of safety and sustainability in shipping. The importance and variety of materials in maritime history translates directly to many maritime collections, which includes a great spectrum of woods, metals, ceramics, textiles, paints, adhesives, plastics, and composites. The challenge of dealing with the historical dimension of these materials is overlaid by the further challenge of documenting, preserving and occasionally restoring those pieces both for exhibition purposes and long-term storage. The Networks of the Northern Sea and the Baltic Sea Maritime Museums have joined forces to convene a first albeit virtual meeting in order to enhance the cooperation between East and West. Please join in and contribute and learn from your colleagues!

All participants will participate via zoom. Please register with Ruth Schilling – (deadline: 4th of June 3 pm).


Chair: Robert Domzal (Gdánsk)

10-10:15 introduction and general welcome (Robert Domzal, Gdánsk/ Ruth Schilling, Bremerhaven)

10:15-11:00 COVID-19 and the shipping industry. Collecting digital content during a crisis (Annette de Wit, Rotterdam/ Elisabeth Solvang Koren, Oslo)

11:00-11:45 Establishing Relation-Ships: Telling Maritime Stories for Young Visitors through Ship Models and their Virtual Doubles (Isabella Hodgson/ Dennis Niewerth, Bremerhaven)

11:45-12:30 Break

Chair: Ursula Richenberger (Hamburg)

12:30-13:15 The Project of Describing and Photographing Prints and Maps in the Rare Books Collection at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam (Ron Brand, Rotterdam)

13:15-14:00 How we share our digital world. 3D models from the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk (Tomasz Bednarz, Gdańsk)

14:00-15:00 Break

Chair: Ruth Schilling

15:00-15:45 The PEKING in the virtual world (Ursula Richenberger, Hamburg)

15:45-16:30 Accesibility by immersion - a 3D tour on the museum-ship Dar Pomorza (Marcin Pawelski, Gdańsk)

16:30-17:00 final round of discussion

Opening hours

Cog hall: TUE - SUN from 10 am to 6 pm, open daily from 18.3.2024

Ships: Ships reopen on 18 March 2024

how to reach us

Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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