Museum Blogs

  • What else?!
    In addition to the “tank-farm-team-effort” that has been going on here for almost three months, a lot of work has been done around the lab. On Mondays and Fridays, tanks are either draining or filling which gives us all the opportunity to carry on other treatments. For instance, a few Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 21 2016By Elsa Sangouard
  • Merrill’s Marauders
    Counted among the heroes of World War II are a few whose exploits became the stuff of legend, there you will find Merrill’s Marauders. Officially known as the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), but best remembered by their catchy nickname given them by a war correspondent, the unit’s special mission was to unite with Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 5 2016By Matthew Thompson
  • To touch or not to touch: interacting with artifacts
    Every museum goer has encountered warnings about touching artifacts, but have you ever wondered just how damaging that contact can be? I think we would all agree that leaping a barrier and picking up a vase is a definite bad idea, but what about resting your hand on a chair Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 4 2016By Lesley Haines
  • Civil War Lecture on Dry Ice Blasting this Saturday!
    Do you love reading about the details of our conservation treatments? Are you dying to hear more about dry ice blasting? Are you going to be in the Hampton Roads area this weekend? If so you may want to consider your Saturday afternoon already booked! Laurie dry icing at the Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 6 2016By Laurie King
  • News from the Tank Farm
    Work has been progressing nicely out in the Tank Farm. After a week in Tank 1 with the copper alloy artifacts, we refilled the tank with fresh solution, covered it back up with a tarp and moved into Tank 6. Tank 6 and 5 (which we were into this week) Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 2 2016By Kate Sullivan