Hart Nautical Gallery

Ship Models

Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an extraordinary model of N.G. Herreshoff's Reliance – winner of the 1903 America's Cup.

Mechanical Engineering @ MIT

Mechanical Engineering logoMIT Museum's Hart Nautical Collections were formed in 1924 under MIT's Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, which was renamed the Department of Ocean Engineering in the 1970s. In 2005, Ocean Engineering merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering to become one of seven major research focus areas.

The Mechanical Engineering @ MIT exhibition opens on April 9, 2011 and provides a broad overview of the fascinating range of research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.