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Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models
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Posted: 2/3/2012 1:04:38 PM

Ship Shape

On Saturday, February 4th, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil its newest temporary exhibit, Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models.

A fascination with history, technology and the sea has stirred ship model builders for thousands of years. Ship-Shape explores variations of two famed U.S. Navy ships – the frigate USS Constitution and the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) – that offer a peek at the art and craft of ship model building.

Ship-Shape draws on the Intrepid Museum’s collection, as well as loans from other institutions and collectors, to reveal the methods that model builders use to construct their highly detailed creations.

From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, and from plastic kits to scratch-built masterpieces, Ship-Shape highlights the dexterity, ingenuity and artistry embodied in these popular objects.

Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models, running through to July 8th, is free with general admission and is made possible through the support of the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation.

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