Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is in the news for two reasons. Firstly, it paid the insanely OTT price of £362,500 for Yinka Shonibare's boring Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (2010). Tomorrow the bottle goes on display to the public outside the new Sammy Ofer Wing to celebrate the museum's 75th anniversary (CLICK). The following day the museum reopens the freshly restored 19th Century tea clipper Cutty Sark (CLICK for pictures). For the first time the museum will be showing its full collection of 80 ships figureheards. Above, a worker gives them a final brushing.


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