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Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and survey, recording the... Read more of this article

65 Delegates Attend Museum Conference

65 Delegates Attend Museum Conference

Last week the National Museum of Bermuda welcomed over 65 delegates from North America to the 2018 Annual Conference of the Council of American Maritime Museums [CAMM]. Founded in 1974, CAMM aims to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage, promoting research, exhibition, publication... Read more of this article

Students Help Historic Cannon Conservation

Students Help Historic Cannon Conservation

East Carolina University [ECU] graduate students, led by Dr. Bradley Rodgers, have been battling wind, rain, and concrete to assist National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] Conservator Zoe Brady with the conservation of a number of historic cannon. Five cannon were recovered by Crisson Construction in 2017 during work at Hunter’s Wharf, St. George’s and... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches New Publication

National Museum Launches New Publication

The National Museum of Bermuda recently launched the latest installment of its popular Heritage Matters series, by Dr. Edward Harris, former Executive Director of the Museum. “This is the sixth compilation of Dr. Harris’s Heritage Matters columns to be published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press and there are still four more volumes to... Read more of this article

Howard Lee’s Olympic Dinghy Returns To Island

Howard Lee’s Olympic Dinghy Returns To Island

The National Museum of Bermuda has recently acquired the Finn dinghy used by the late Bermudian sailing legend Howard Lee in the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal, where he became the  first black sailor to represent Bermuda in the Olympics. The dinghy comes to the museum from overseas via the generous donation of Lee’s grandson, Rockal Evans and... Read more of this article

Party Celebrates Dr Edward Harris’ Contribution

Party Celebrates Dr Edward Harris’ Contribution

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] hosted a black-tie event on Saturday, February 3, to celebrate Dr. Edward Harris’ retirement, marking his 37 years as the Museum’s Executive Director and his remarkable contribution to heritage preservation in Bermuda and archaeology worldwide.The event was attended by 150 invited guests, including donors,... Read more of this article

Free Admission In February For Local Residents

Free Admission In February For Local Residents

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. This is a gift from the NMB Board of Trustees to encourage residents to explore 500 years of local history and culture in Bermuda’s largest fort. For four decades the National Museum, a non-government and not-for-profit, has been... Read more of this article

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Book Details Bermuda’s Cartographic History

Early Bermuda maps have long been favourites of collectors worldwide, from vague and dangerous-looking first-encounter representations to lush, detail-packed manuscript renditions. But over the centuries, hundreds of remarkable maps of all types have been made of the island. Now Bermuda Maps, a new book from National Museum of Bermuda Press, tells the... Read more of this article

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

National Museum Director Dr Harris To Retire

The National Museum of Bermuda’s Executive Director, Dr. Edward Cecil Harris, will retire at the end of 2017, after 37 years of dedicated service, the Museum’s Board of Trustees has announced. Dr. Harris, 70, will continue as a special advisor to the Museum, as well as pursuing his writing and research. He will be succeeded by the Museum’s Deputy... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon, the UK-based renewable energy investment company and official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, will help fund the installation of solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] in the Royal Naval Dockyard. “The installation is expected to generate more than 93,600kWh of clean energy per year, contributing to a significant... Read more of this article

Free Museum Entry For Residents In February

Free Museum Entry For Residents In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. This is a gift from the NMB Board of Trustees to encourage residents to explore 500 years of local history and culture in Bermuda’s largest fort. For four decades the National Museum, a non-government and not-for-profit, has been... Read more of this article

Photos: Local Firms Help At National Museum

Photos: Local Firms Help At National Museum

Volunteers from two local firms left their desks on Friday [June 3] to spend the day helping to preserve the massive cannon at the National Museum of Bermuda. Aon Benfield Bermuda and KRyS Global— about 35 volunteers in all— worked non-stop painting the cannon in the mixed weather conditions for their respective community outreach days. It was a... Read more of this article