Please find the details below of an upcoming seminar at the National Maritime Museum:
Quintin Colville, Curator of Naval History
Collecting Maritime History? Callender, Caird and the National Maritime Museum, 1928–39
This paper explores the vision of British history and heritage that guided the work of both the National Maritime Museum’s first director and its most generous benefactor. Though from differing professional backgrounds, these men shared a particular vision of Britain’s past, present and future – one inseparable from notions of sea power and national destiny. The historic themes, objects, people and events around which they fashioned the Museum tell a complex and important story.