Read some of our members’ stories:

Steve White, former President, Mystic Seaport Museum, USA 2008 – 2020
“I was a relatively new maritime museum director when I attended my first ICMM Congress in 2010. The community welcomed me in, and I have since developed deep professional and personal relationships with my museum colleagues. As a result, three major exhibitions have come to Mystic Seaport Museum, which never would have happened without the ICMM connection.”

Zefeng You, Director, Institute of Ancient Chinese Ships, China
“Over the last seven years, my ICMM connections have been invaluable in enabling me to develop professionally, make friendships all over the world, and to collaborate on several projects with other maritime museums, including a book and exhibition on Chinese collections with a UK maritime museum, and an academic research project in the Netherlands.”

Kevin Fewster, former Director, Royal Museums Greenwich 2007-2019
“Having been involved in ICMM since the 1980s whilst leading several different maritime museums in Australia and Britain, I am a lifelong and passionate advocate of the ICMM network. The benefits of ICMM membership, both institutional and professional, are enormous. Moreover, through ICMM I have made many friends for life.”

Kristen Greenaway, President, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, USA
“Having previously attended a CAMM (Council of American Maritime Museums) annual conference, attending my first ICMM Congress made recognize that maritime heritage is not just local, regional or national, but truly international. The ICMM community is essential is helping us tell this story.”