Worlds in Miniature 4: Models, Miniatures and the Maritime World – Bookings open

Worlds in Miniature 4:

Models, Miniatures and the Maritime World

12th and 13th June 2017

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

A workshop hosted by the National Maritime Museum, and organised by Nick Ball, Jack Davy, Charlotte Dixon and Anna McKay, featuring a series of papers on miniaturisation and the maritime world. This is the fourth in a series of Worlds in Miniature workshops, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The workshop will take place in the Lecture Theatre at the National Maritime Museum between 10.00 and 17.00 on 12th June 2017. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Attendance free, although space is limited so please register early at

It will be followed on 13th June 2017 with a subsidised tour of the model store at Chatham Historic Dockyard, at which there will be presentations by National Maritime Museum ship model conservators Helen Robertson and Karen Jensen.

Scheduled papers for 12th June 2017

  • Emily Malcolm (Riverside Museum, Glasgow)

Matthew Kelso and the “Finest Ship Models in the World”

  • Katherine Gazzard (University of East Anglia)

Selling shade by the sea shore: miniature and silhouette portraiture in late eighteenth-century naval ports

  • Dr Dennis Niewerth (Deutsches Shiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven)

From miniaturisation to digitisation: model ships go virtual at the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven

  • Jeroen van der Vliet (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Some thoughts on the presentation of ship models in museum exhibitions

  • Davina Kuh Jakobi (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

What is there left to say? New routes in object-based and technical research of ship models

  • Alistair Roach (independent researcher)

Miniature ships in designed landscapes

  • Ryan Nutting (University of Leicester)

“From the primitive surf-boat and canoe of the Indians”, the interpretation of model boats at the Horniman Free Museum

  • Dr James Fenner (Economic and Social Research Council)

A sense of scale: the miniaturisation of boats and maritime landscapes at the Science Museum, London

  • Richard Endsor (independent researcher)

The Warship Anne

  • Norbert Weismann (independent researcher)

The Bent Keel


 Attendance free, but space is limited so please register early at


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