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Voyage, Seafaring and Shipbuilding in Greece from Antiquity to Modern Times

Voyage, Seafaring and Shipbuilding in Greece from Antiquity to Modern TimesClaimed

20 handmade models coming from a collection of over 150.

Exhibition Overview

Voyage, Seafaring and Shipbuilding in Greece from Antiquity to Modern Times

Exhibition Type
Civilisations, History, Science and Technology
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Entertainment Venues
Availability
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
From 15 000 € to 50 000 €


This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
Collection and interpretation

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Core Experience
Panels and graphics
Original collection

Description

The travelling exhibition includes 20 handmade models coming from a collection of over 150.

Each model is constructed after extensive research and paying attention to every detail, even to the wood used during each historic period.

The history of navigation in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas is a fascinating narrative of sea voyages, shipbuilding accomplishments, dissemination of ideas and technological development. This exhibition is a presentation of the history of shipbuilding and seafaring, from antiquity to modern times and is presented through 35 beautifully handmade and historically accurate ship models.

The models were constructed by Mr. Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and model shipbuilder who turned his hobby into a full-time passion. He has studied the naval architectural history of the Greek world, searching old records for details about both the designs and the methods of construction. His model vessels, all hand made in the wood used during each historical period, vary in size from 1 ½ ft. to 6 ft. and are exact replicas to the smallest detail. Mr. Maras’ attention to detail extends even to the parts of his ships that are hidden to the viewer. The size and exceptional quality of these models help the viewer to better understand the evolution of shipbuilding among the people of the Mediterranean, from antiquity to the mid-20th century, through an imaginary voyage in time.

Collections

Technical objects

General Information

Created In
2016
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Technical Requirements
High security
High conservation
More Details About Technical Requirements
DISPLAY - 140 linear meters (420 linear feet).

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE - Original English / Greek version is available for sale but the design work is also available for museums interested in producing their own catalog.

CHARACTERISTICS OF COLLECTION

- Each vessel is securely mounted to a custom built wooden base which is covered by a Plexiglas cover for protection. The stands or tables which the enclosed models will sit on are not included and are the responsibility of the borrowing museum. Dimensions to be provided.

- Geographic location: Southern Europe.

- Collection includes the necessary international shipping crates and packing materials ensuring safe ‘nail to nail” transport.

- Museum curators are provided with extensive information and may curate the exhibition to their specifications.

- Collection may be expanded or complemented with art from the borrowing museum’s own collections.

- Collection provides endless opportunities for the development of educational programs, which we can assist with.
Languages
English
Other

Venues

Past and Future Venues
- October 1, 2016 – August 27, 2017, Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece
- 10 October, 2017 - November 7, 2017, Cyprus Ports Authority, Limassol, Cyprus
- June 4, 2018 - June 8, 2018, Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Star object
Treasure collection
Exhibition Add-Ons
Engagement programme support
Education kit
Catalogue / book

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