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time, th e director of the Galata Sea Museum, a maritime museum in Genoa, has submi tted a request to take custody of the document and display it in an exhibit highlighting Columbus's achievements . (www. ... In April, the SS United States Conservancy announced that the Mariners' Museum is donating more than 600 artifacts from SS United States to the Conservancy, which is developing a land-based museum and exhibitions about the ship's history and broader themes of design and innovation. T he donation includes art, furniture, silverware, advertisements,


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