April 23, 2020

WoodenBoat Live: A Conversation with Evelyn Ansel

A previously recorded live discussion between WoodenBoat Senior Editor Matt Murphy and HMM Curatorial Associate Evelyn Ansel about the Lima Project, maritime museums, and growing up around boatbuilders.

This interview was recorded Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 PM EST as a Facebook Live Event; original WoodenBoat event description as follows:

"Join WoodenBoat editor Matt Murphy for a live discussion with Evelyn Ansel. Evelyn is a world-roaming WoodenBoat contributor and a museum professional focused on maritime history and design. She has documented traditional working watercraft in Venice, Italy; served an apprenticeship on the recent restoration of the whaling ship CHARLES W. MORGAN at the Mystic Seaport Museum; and, as a Fulbright Fellow, conducted research on 17th-century shipbuilding tools at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. She managed the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum of Cambridge, MA in 2016, and is currently on the curatorial team at the Herreshoff Marine Museum of Bristol, RI.The conversation will range from Evelyn's childhood days at Mystic Seaport, where her father is a senior shipwright and her grandfather was a renowned boatbuilder, author, and artist; her boatbuilding endeavors; and the Herreshoff Marine Museum's Code Flag Lima Project, which is providing entertaining museum content to quarantined families and individuals."

Even if you missed the live event, you can follow the link below to watch a recording of the interview, and you don't need to have a Facebook account or sign in to watch!

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  1. Rob Walker May 2, 2020 Reply

    What an amazing interview , many thanks from way down here in New Zealand

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