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Civil War Lecture: Composite Artifacts

October 8 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The gun carriage of the USS <em>Monitor</em>

Civil War Lecture: Why Composite Artifacts are Tricky to Conserve

Presented by Kate Sullivan, Conservator, USS Monitor Project

Despite the USS Monitor being an iron ship, there was a large quantity of organic material recovered during excavations such as wood, rope, leather and rubber. Individually the treatment of these materials is reasonably straightforward. When an artifact is made up of multiple materials that cannot be separated, usually a combination of metals and organics, conservation treatment of these composite artifacts becomes more complicated. This presentation will discuss research being conducted in the USS Monitor Conservation laboratory on the treatment of composite artifacts.

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Date:
October 8
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org