Museum Blogs

  • 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
  • Calling former library and archives interns and volunteers
    If you previously volunteered or interned at The Mariners’ Museum Library and have gone on to work in the museum or library field, we would love to hear from you.  Please send a brief email to Bill Barker  ( with an update on your career.  Thanks, and we look forward Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Sep 1 2016By Bill Barker
  • The Many Uses of X-rays
    Earlier this year we conducted a survey of all the small metal objects waiting to be conserved. We assessed the condition of each, took a photo, and changed solutions. We also slated some objects for x-radiography. There are three reasons these particular objects were singled out. First is to determine Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Aug 22 2016By Lesley Haines
  • HRPE in moving pictures
    The majority of our collection about the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation consists of still photography produced by the Army Signal Corps. However there are some moving pictures as well, including some shots made by the US Navy on June 3, 1943. A copy of 35mm film is housed at Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Aug 19 2016By Matthew Thompson