Friday, May 11, 2012

World's largest scrimshaw exhibit!

Scrimshaw experts, collectors and fans from around the world will gather for the 23rd Annual Scrimshaw Weekend at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA from May 11–13. The event will feature three days of activities including the opening of a new permanent exhibit on Sunday, May 13th at 2:00pm of the world’s largest scrimshaw collection, titled “Scrimshaw: Shipboard Art of the Whalers.”

Godine is very proud to publish the 400-page, large-format book associated with the collection, Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum by Dr. Stuart M. Frank. For more information on the weekend and exhibition, please visit the museum's website.

Treasure Room: Dr. Stuart M. Frank (right) and Richard Donnelly, photographer of the more than 700 photographs in Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved, examine a whale bone banjo, one of hundreds of rare scrimshaw treasures in the major new exhibit to be unveiled during Scrimshaw Weekend.

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