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Jeanne Willoz-Egnor

Curator of Maritime History and Culture, Director of the Ifland Center for Exploration

Latest from Jeanne Willoz-Egnor

  • The Pilot Boats of George Steers

    • Collections
    • Technology

    George Steers designed boats that changed the face of naval architecture forever.

  • The Hazards of Bottom Peeping

    • Collections
    • Recreation

    A funny story that occurred on board the Haze, a schooner built by George Steers.

  • It’s a Disaster! The Rollers of 1846

    • Collections

    The islands of Ascension and St. Helena in the South Atlantic are periodically plagued by roller events with rapidly forming waves and catastrophic outcomes.

  • Tattooing…a dead art?

    • Collections
    • Military

    The Museum holds a wonderful collection of materials once used by the world famous Norfolk tattooist August Bernard Coleman, known as Cap Coleman. What was the motivation for acquiring this collection?

  • A Tour Through the Mediterranean with Joseph Partridge

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Exploration

    A recent inquiry from the Assistant Professor of Mediterranean History and Archaeology at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World brought a really cool assemblage of watercolors in our collection to my attention. The images were painted by Joseph Partridge, an artist turned Marine stationed aboard USS Warren between 1827 and 1830.

  • The Detective and the Cataloger

    • Collections

    Cataloging engravings from 16th and 17th century atlases and books requires intense detective work to accurately understand the image’s origin or the scene’s history.

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