• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

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bruce linde

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Attaching photos to your posts helps others see what you're seeing... and is easy.

See the instructions below. The system will automatically re-size your photos unless they are too big... target photo size should be 1600 pixels wide at 72 dots per inch or (roughly) 2 megabytes or smaller.

Give it a shot!



note that you can also drag-and-drop images into your post. clicking on a photo dragged in will bring up a little tool bar that will offer some additional options.
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You may also copy and paste or drag and drop if the picture site allows that.The PrtScr key on the standard Windows keyboard will capture the screen image and a simple ctrl/v will deposit it at the current cursor position in your post. This picture is the NAWCC Webinar hosting site page.
The software is set up to accept a picture of any "reasonable" dimensions. It will be resized if it is larger than 1600 pixels in either dimension. If you attempt to upload an image larger than the software can manage, you will get an error message and the picture will not be accepted.

floattools.png There are image controls that will make images appear either on the left or right side of the screen. These can be useful to place the images in the flow of the text.

You may upload any standard image file format.

You may also embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo or any other video hosting service. The videos will be automatically made as in line presentations.

If you upload a PDF as an image using the FROM PC button, you can embed a large thumbnail of the first page that will open the pdf file in a new tab when clicked.

Since the PDF thumbnail is a bit taller than the standard thumbnails, the float tools are especially useful to place that image on the right margin.
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