The model workshop

Found throughout the permanent exhibition, the models are an important part of the heritage of the Musée de la Pêche in Concarneau, whose history and conception fascinate many visitors each year.

Maquette de la Glorieuse Sainte Rita II (1964) by Léon LefevreMusée de la Pêche

The beginnings of the museum

Since the creation of the museum, models have been a part of the public display. They are donated by the creators or on loan for a season. Sometimes, the museum orders a model for a certain specific need.

Côte d’Emeraude, maquette de goélette terre-neuva (1964) by J-C QuinquisMusée de la Pêche

Emerald Coast, model of Newfoundland schooner.

Valentin Joseph, maquette de cotre, Jean Hebert, 1973, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Restauration d'une maquette en interneMusée de la Pêche

Model creation and workshop

In 1975, the new curator, Hervé Gloux, created models for the museum from his home, while still ordering some externally. After the refurbishment of the public spaces in 1977, he created a workshop for naval models within the museum.

Maquette en chantier, 2010, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Préparation de toutes les pièces pour la maquette de l'Hémérica, 1983, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Diorama du chantier naval Krebs (1989) by Joël BarzicMusée de la Pêche

A number of model makers work together or separately on educational models and dioramas.

Model makers spend hours researching old plans when they exist, or drawing these plans. Each model needs between 500 and 1,000 hours of work.

Prise de mesures et tracés pour fabrication d'une maquette, 1998, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Bougainville, maquette de chalutier (1957) by Hervé GlouxMusée de la Pêche

The pinnacle of the model workshop

In the years 2000 and 2010, the model makers were solicited by external naval sites and the workshop began building models of ships built in Concarneau, for their shipowners.

Sardinier Sidonie, séchage des filets, L. Levasseur, 1980, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Racleur d'océan, maquette de thonier germonier, Ahn Gloux, 1987, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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Sardinier Fou de Bassan, 1890-1905 (1980) by L. LevasseurMusée de la Pêche

Avel Mor, maquette de chalutier à vapeur (1987) by Joël BarzicMusée de la Pêche

Present day

This workshop is now used for the upkeep of the models that are part of the museum collection. The models displayed show the evolution of rigging, boat shape, and size.

Seestern, maquette de bateau (1960)Musée de la Pêche

The scale is generally 1:33, which allows different ships to be compared while still having a minimum of detail. Each model can include fishing equipment, lockers, lines, and nets.

Maquette du "plus petit thonier au monde", Le Goff, 1960, From the collection of: Musée de la Pêche
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The author enjoyed creating this tiny model of less than 2 inches (5 cm), which included the use of cat hair.

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