Dror Doron, a naval officer based in Israel, has created a remarkable museum of models covering a wide variety of historical themes—including naval history—and he’s now seeking a home for it.
The Miniature Model Museum is devoted to presenting different periods and developments in the history of technology the world over, with the aid of miniature scale models and sets of models of different sizes. The collection at present includes more than 1,000 models, with more being prepared.
As the museum consists exclusively of reduced-scale models and not full-size artifacts, the exhibition is unique in its ability to present a multifaceted, extensive, and detailed display of many aspects of history and technology from early development until the present—with comparatively small space and investment.
Visitors to the museum are presented with a wide range of touring and learning possibilities. They can walk freely through a variety of displays that illustrate numerous diverse fields in extensive detail, all under one roof. “In order to see such a variety and number of displays,” noted Doron, “one usually has to drive to several museums, located at some distance from one another.”
In addition to the display of models and the related learning and experiential activities, it also would be possible to organize other activities related to the subjects of the exhibition, such as a learning center for building and flying huge remote-controlled models of historic flying machines. The same models, when not being flown, might be displayed in a special wing of the exhibition. Similar activities could be organized in the fields of sea and land transportation.
The museum displays would feature LCD terminals in which visitors could see further information regarding the relevant display, historical films, run simulators and simulations, and communicate with other museums and information centers around the world.
The exhibition is planned to function in cooperation with local education departments. A plan could be assembled in which high school students could be trained as auxiliary instructors and temporary functionaries as part of their studies. Such a program could be assembled to be recognized as an equivalent to a yearly final paper or project for those students.
As the photos here illustrate, there is a prominent naval history presence among the museum’s displays. There are numerous related topics covered as well: the historical development of ocean sailing, world voyages and discoveries, sea transportation, sea cargo transport, fishing and ocean research, submarines and diving, sea rescue, military history, and battlefield dioramas.
“I would be pleased to provide any additional information and answer any questions in order to promote the idea of the museum project within your country,” said Doron.
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