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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes ICMM Executive Council for annual meeting

ST. MICHAELS, Md – The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomed a group of special guests from around the globe last week, hosting the annual meeting of the Executive Council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums.

With nearly 150 members in 36 countries, ICMM brings together maritime museum professionals from all over the world for regular conferences to create a strong network of maritime museums and people.

ICMM is led by CBMM President & CEO Kristen L. Greenaway, who made history last fall when she became the first woman in ICMM’s 52 years to be appointed ICMM President. She was joined at the Executive Council meeting by museum leaders representing a wide variety of nations, including Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, plus U.S.-based museums in Connecticut and Virginia.

Around a busy meeting schedule, the group’s itinerary included an introductory campus tour, a lunch cruise aboard PATRIOT, and a closing dinner in CBMM’s recently opened Welcome Center.

“It was an absolute honor to host such a distinguished group at CBMM,” Greenaway said. “We are proud to be a world-class maritime museum, and bringing together these industry leaders on our campus was a tremendous opportunity to showcase all the work that we are doing to advance our mission while sharing a taste of life on the Eastern Shore with my colleagues from around the world.”

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