Stuart M. Frank

Dr. Stuart M. Frank is Senior Curator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Executive Director Emeritus of the Kendall Whaling Museum, and Founder/Director of the Scrim­shaw Forensics Laboratory®. A native of New York City, he was educated at Wesleyan, Yale, and Brown, and is the author of books on maritime songs as well as on scrimshaw and the art of whaling. With his wife, Dr. Mary Malloy, he has performed concert tours on four continents, presenting traditional sailors’ songs and ballads excavated from shipboard manuscripts in the New Bedford Whaling Museum collection.