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Good morning! My name is Holly and I am a Research Officer at a small regional museum, mostly focused on military history. Yesterday afternoon a woman came in with a homemade ship model, unlike any I've seen before (or have seen scrolling through some of the posts on here!) and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I don't even know if ya'll would consider this a "model" or if there is another term I'm not familiar with! I've attached a photo...it's relief style, mean to be hung. The oar is not attached, and comes off cleanly. The woman did not want to give me much information about it, just that it was found in a house she had bought, that she thought it was 50 years old, and that she thought it was made by a previous owner, a doctor that had built a sailboat. Would appreciate any information/redirection! Cheers, Holly
While cleaning the Vasa, I discovered that the cabin windows were very brittle, and cracked off with very little force. Any idea what they might be made from? Seemed like some kind of varnish, polymer, or glassy paint. It was applied directly to the wood underneath. I don't know how old the model is, unfortunately our museum didn't receive that information with the donation. Thanks!
for anyone intrested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22461376
for anyone interested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22337881