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Tattoos & Scrimshaw Exhibit Opening and Reception

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Tattoos & Scrimshaw  Exhibit Opening and Reception

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Tattoos & Scrimshaw

Please join us for an OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION to celebrate this dynamic and unique exhibit.

March 14, 2013
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The modern, western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art. The practice of self-decoration became an artistic expression for sailors and an opportunity to create permanence in an otherwise unpredictable occupation. Images of boats, women or items from home have morphed over the years into the tattoo artistry seen today.

In our modern culture, "Sailor Jerry" style tattoos are synonymous with maritime service, but these iconic symbols and imagery tell stories and traditions that are ages old. In a similar fashion, scrimshaw transferred the idea of tattooing from skin to whale tooth and bone, with the use of pigment and the skill of engraving.

Indelible and highly personal, tattoos and scrimshaw capture in ink the stories or our maritime culture.

This spring and summer the Vancouver Maritime Museum celebrates the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with TATTOOS & SCRIMSHAW: The Art of The Sailor

Thanks and aknowledgement to our contributing artists, designers, and community partners:

Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1A3

March 14
(EXHIBIT OPEN TO PUBLIC: March 15th – October 2013)

Or the Vancouver Maritime Museum Website: www.vanmaritime.com
Or call: 604-257-8300

Have questions about Tattoos & Scrimshaw Exhibit Opening and Reception? Contact Vancouver Maritime Museum

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Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3

Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Every day the Vancouver Maritime Museum charts a different course of adventure for all. Come aboard for fun and knowledge. Discover the rich maritime history and traditions of the Pacific Coast. Explore the many permanent and changing exhibits, Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre, family activities, and the boats in Heritage Harbour. We are seafaring fun at its best!

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