In 2012 the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, once again won the prestigious White Rose Award for the best small visitor attraction in Yorkshire,beating off stiff competition in the process!The judges particularly liked this little gem of a museum's wide-ranging programme of exhibitions and activities for all ages.
ci-media continues to work alongside the museum, designing its annual publicity materials plus themed exhibitions on an annual basis.
This years exhibition - Oceans apart! Canoes of the Pacific brings together paintings and plans, original artefacts and models showing the variety of canoes and catamarans which astounded Cook and his men with their beauty, speed and manoeuvrability. They could even outpace larger European ships!
How did Polynesians navigate across the vast and trackless ocean, discovering and settling numerous island groups? How did they build such finely adapted craft from simple local materials? Cook was fascinated, and he and his officers provide some of the earliest and most detailed insights into Pacific seafaring.