Winter Talks 2023: “The Restoration of HMS Unicorn” Matthew Moran
January 17, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm£3 – £5
Matthew is Museum Director at the Unicorn Preservation Society and as the executive staff member has responsibility for all aspects of managing HMS Unicorn, its contents and crew. Previously Matthew was Curator at the Scottish Maritime Museum and Curator at the South Georgia Museum. Matthew is a board member of Museums Galleries Scotland, a member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland, a Museums Association Rep for Scotland, and former chair of STICK: the Scottish Subject Specialist Network for transport and industry collections.
HMS Unicorn is Scotland’s oldest ships and one of the 3 oldest ships in the world still afloat. A museum ship for over 50 years, the ship is reaching a critical point in its journey, requiring specialist works and surveys ahead of a major repair and redevelopment campaign. This talk will outline in brief Unicorn’s past, the progress and successes of the last 3 years, and plans for the future.
£3 for Members, £5 for Non-Members.