“Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models” at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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This exhibit, which examines the detailed process of building model ships, consists of dozens of artifacts, including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship, and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed.
Among the highlights of the exhibit are large-scale models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world.
A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity, and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items.
Additional Info: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.