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Pending Additional Ivory Laws

Beyond existing federal laws, several states are considering additional restrictive language which will impact the possession of antique scrimshaw. The following links are provided as an educational public service:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory – Ivory
Proposed ivory law unfairly targets scrimshaw and antiques
Antique Scrimshaw Collectors Association

Whaling Museum/Antique Ivory Legislation News


2016 Press Releases

Archived Press Releases (2014 and earlier)


01.04.2016  Nuno Sá photography exhibition Oásis opens at the Whaling Museum, Jan. 7

01.04.2016  Media Alert Whaling Museum, Cabo Verde Ministry of Culture, City of New Bedford to Reveal International Cultural Partnership Plans


2015 Press Releases

12.03.2015  Innovative Climate Tracking Initiative Launched – Old Weather: Whaling

12.03.2015  'Party for the Icebergs' Free Family-Friendly Event Saturday December 5th at the Museum

11.18.2015  A Christmas Carol at the Whaling Museum

11.13.2015  New film ‘Counting Fish’ debuts on Harvest of the Sea Day, Nov. 22

11.02.2015  Whaling Museum issues multiple RFPs for exhibit expansion, campus enhancements

10.23.2015  “Heart of the Sea” Lecture Series to be offered Whaling Museum, Nov. 3-17

10.05.2015  Whaling Museum opens new $8 million learning center

09.22.2015  Bristol Community College and Whaling Museum Partner to Host Global Film Festival

09.21.2015  The Schooner Ellenor Anchors Museum’s Bradford Collection

09.18.2015  New Biography Chronicles Famed Yachtsman and Designer C. Raymond Hunt

09.16.2015  Meditation workshop at the Whaling Museum this Sunday Sept. 20

09.15.2015  Second-Half Lecture Series returns to the Whaling Museum

09.09.2015  Whaling Museum to host NY Times Best Selling Author Anthony Amore

08.20.2015  International program brings together two world-renowned maritime institutions

08.12.2015  Robert Rocha assumes presidency of National Marine Educators Association

06.26.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum opens Dr. Gilbert and Frima Shapiro Gallery, July 4

06.03.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum extends hours on ‘Evening Tuesdays’

05.26.2015  Annual meeting day to include dedication of new International Gallery, May 29

05.11.2015  Annual Scrimshaw Weekend to include discussion of controversial bills

05.08.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum earns top nonprofit rating

04.29.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum awarded $50,000 grant to restore famous panorama

04.21.2015  Sailors’ Series focuses on maritime archeology at World Trade Center site, April 23

04.15.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum to establish satellite exhibition space in Cabo Verde

04.12.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum position on Bill H-1275 (pdf)

04.10.2015  “Energy & Enterprise: Industry and the City of New Bedford” opens April 17

03.30.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum kicks-off April vacation week with Right Whale Day celebration!

03.27.2015  “Where the Land Meets the Sea” presented by the Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition continues on April 1

03.26.2015  Painting with a Splash for Kids is coming to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on April 11

03.24.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum to host 27th annual Scrimshaw Weekend, May 15-17, 2015

o3.23.2015  ‘Schooling With Whales’ Weekend Teachers Workshop, April 18-19, 2015

03.12.2015  Author John E. Conway to present “Tales of the Buckrammer” lecture at the Whaling Museum on Thursday, March 19

03.10.2015  The Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition partner to present “Where the Land Meets the Sea: Working to Restore and Maintain the Health of the Buzzards Bay Watershed”

03.05.2015  The Museum celebrates ceramic arts in March with two exhibitions and a NCECA Pre-conference Symposium

02.23.2015  Painting with a Splash is coming to the New Bedford Whaling Museum

02.14.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum closed Sunday, February 15

02.10.2015  Feb. 12 Sailors’ Series lecture featuring Llewellyn Howland postponed due to potential snowstorm

02.06.2015  The Voices of Whales: Whaling Museum Receives a Major Gift from WHOI

02.04.2015  Sailors’ Series celebrates 25 years with diverse lineup Feb. 12 – May 7

01.26.2015  New Bedford Whaling Museum closed January 27 & 28

01.23.2015  Presidents' Day kicks off February vacation programs at the Museum, Feb. 16-20


Last Modified: January 12, 2016