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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

XL Catlin Staff Volunteer At National Museum

XL Catlin Staff Volunteer At National Museum

For 11 years, volunteers from XL Catlin have descended on the Casemate Barracks, National Museum of Bermuda at the Royal Naval Dockyard with purpose and muscle, tackling any dirty job thrown at them. On Thursday, it was no different. Picking up rusty shovels to scrap filthy floors of grey linoleum or rip tenacious tussock grass from roof gutters, 20... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

The National Museum recently launched its latest publication, Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda, 1789–97. The author of the book, Dr. Adrian Webb, was unable to attend the presentation of the book, but two descendants of Lt. Hurd came from Canada and four of his colleague, Lt. Andrew Evans, RN, came all the way from Australia.... Read more of this article

Interactive Children’s Exhibit Opens At Museum

Interactive Children’s Exhibit Opens At Museum

The National Museum of Bermuda has a new addition to its collection of exhibits — the Museum Playhouse — which includes 15 interactives allowing children to explore aspects of Bermuda’s maritime history in original and fun ways. This whimsical interactive children’s exhibit is located in one of the historic military buildings in the... Read more of this article

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

Three hundred-plus shipwrecks shed light on 500 years of history in a new coffee-table book published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage, by Dr. Gordon Payne Watts Jr, traces the island’s role as the “shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic” and describes “the intimate partnership” Bermuda has... Read more of this article

Historic Cannon From 1807 At Warwick Camp

Historic Cannon From 1807 At Warwick Camp

As a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Regiment this year, the National Museum of Bermuda has placed an historic cannon at the entrance to Warwick Camp, the home of the Regiment. The cannon and carriage will be officially dedicated in a ceremony in October 2015 when the contributing donors, including the Bruce Sharpe Family, will... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Public Survey

National Museum Launches Public Survey

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is seeking the public’s input to develop a new long-term vision and five-year strategic plan to help shape its future and ensure it remains relevant to Bermuda and the community it serves. As part of an island-wide consultation process, the museum has launched an online survey to get feedback from the public.... Read more of this article

Free Admission To National Museum In January

Free Admission To National Museum In January

The National Museum of Bermuda has announced free admission in January for all Bermuda residents in celebration of their 40th anniversary, marked by the new year. A spokesperson said, “It’s our 40th anniversary in 2015, so your National Museum is throwing open its gates during January as a new year gift to all Bermuda residents.” “There’s... Read more of this article