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It was held on March 23 the opening of the exhibition Sea Miniatures - craftmanship to modeling that is evident in the Whale Museum's temporary exhibition room, in Caniçal. This exhibition presents works by four Madeiran artisans.

Traditions, techniques and maritime past memories are brought to the present by artisans and modellers in this exhibition.

Gonzaga Sirgado, João Sousa, Bejamim Moreira and Jorge Nunes de Oliveira (Bailhinha) presented  reduced scale models of some emblematic vessels that served in the Madeira archipelago along the XX century.

Each in its own way have mastered their art, giving emphasis to the technical accuracy in the reproduction of the original or expressing the potential given by the worked materials.

The Mayor of Machico, Ricardo Franco and Councilor Lilia Fernandes attended this initiative which was organized by the Whale Museum.

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