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Catching A Packet; the career of HMS Ben-My-Chree

Andrew Choong Han Lin is our Curator of Historic Photographs & Ship Plans. Ahead of his talk for our Maritime Lecture Series, he looks at the development of naval aircraft in the First World War.  On 23 March 1908 the new Isle of Man packet steamer Ben-My-Chree (meaning Girl of My Heart) was launched…

Photo of the Week – photographing a naval cot

Being involved in museum publication projects gives us an interesting insight into the museum collection. For Quintin Colville’s publication ‘The British Sailor of the First World War’ the studio digitzsed everything from naval uniforms and medals, to stunning Wyllies and historic photographs.   One of the most interesting objects in the collection to…

Royal Museums Greenwich Photographic Studio

Emily Churchill from our Photo Studio takes you behind the scenes to explore their work and our amazing collection of images.  The Photographic Studio may not be visible to the public but there is always a lot going on behind the scenes. The team consists of photographers, digital imaging officers, a…

Astro Art: cosmic bodies and our solar system

In this new Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year-inspired blog post about astronomically-themed objects from the Museum’s collections, I am looking at planets and other cosmic bodies in our solar system. Celestial globes, armillary spheres and orreries are not only useful astronomical tools; they can also be objects of astounding…

RE·THINK: Environment. Remembering the North

Visual artist Tamsin Relly blogs about her plans for her project, Remembering the North, as part of RE·THINK: Environment at the National Maritime Museum. During this time she aims to reflect upon her recent expeditionary residency onboard a ship in Svalbard, Norway, whilst drawing inspiration from the Museum’s polar archives…