The 2nd International Ship Modeling Days, that took place on September 16-18, 2022 at the Hamburg International Maritime Museum with great success, in which the Maritime Museum of Crete participated, being the only Maritime Museum from Greece.
On Friday, September 16, at 11:00 am, the opening of the exhibition took place with a massive attendance of people. The Chairman of the International Maritime Museum of Hamburg Mr. Peter Tamm jun. made a speech and then a short speech was given by the Chairman of the Maritime Museum of Crete Mr. Emmanuel Petrakis Commodore (Eng) HN ret. The Maritime Museum of Crete was the honorary museum from a group of 60 exhibitors from 40 different countries of the world with at least 210 different exhibits. Then the mother of the President of the International Maritime Museum of Hamburg Mrs. Tamm and the Chairman of the Maritime Museum of Crete jointly cut the ribbon of the inauguration. The event was attended by representatives of the Chiefs of the Greek Navy and Coast Guard of Greece, the local authorities and several invited Greek residents of Germany.
On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 am in the lecture hall of the Museum, a presentation was held by the Maritime Museum of Crete showcasing both the city of Chania and the history of the reconstruction of the Representative Ship Model of the Minoan period ship, which is exhibited in the area of Neorio-Moro (Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding). The model of the ship, together with the model of the Torpedo-Boat 11, were the exhibits with which our Museum participated in the exhibition.
The International Maritime Museum of Hmaburg has dedicated its entire 9 floors to accommodate the exhibitors so that visitors have the opportunity to observe both the temporary exhibition and the amazing permanent collection of the museum. Models of warships and merchant ships exceed 70,000 in number, while sea paintings and depictions of naval battles by great 17th-century painters such as Willem van de Velde complete the imposing exhibits of one of the world’s largest maritime museums.
With the reception, guided tour and thorough discussions between the presidents of the two museums, strong friendly ties were developed, which have as a common denominator the promotion of the Navy and the Naval tradition in general.
The participation of our Museum in this exhibition is in the best way consistent with the effort made in recent years to preserve and promote our Naval tradition and the History of our country. The excellent friendly relations that were created are estimated to be a solid pillar for a similar continuation.