Museum Blogs

  • A word from our summer intern, Kim
    Hi everyone! My name is Kim, and I’m an intern at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in the Batten Conservation Complex this summer. I’m currently working towards my master’s degree in archaeological conservation at Cardiff University and am completing this internship as a requirement for my degree. My specialization is Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jun 19 2017By Elsa Sangouard
  • Artifacts on the Move!
    Recently I had the good fortune of being in the Boston area and was able to visit some of our artifacts currently on loan to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.  Their exhibition, Ocean Liners:  Glamour, Speed, and Style is open from now until October 9, after which it Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jun 15 2017By Rachel Conley
  • More! Handling History
    We had another great Handling History tour with a group from the Virginia Chapter of Sponsored Research Administrators International (SRAI) who were in town for a conference at Christopher Newport University. The group received a tour of the USS Monitor Center and then I met them to look at pieces Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jun 9 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Back from Illinois
    Good day everyone, Monitor’s conservators are back from an AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) conference held in Chicago last week! Laurie and I each presented a poster during the conference. Laurie’s topic was “Guns and Ships, Using Dry Ice Blasting in the Conservation of Cast Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jun 6 2017By Elsa Sangouard
  • Handling History with the Collections Department
    Last week Collections Management conducted its first Handling History program for a group called the “Ridge Roadies.” This group travels around to different locations and do a lot of sightseeing in areas they visit. I spent about an hour with the group looking at some of the special objects in Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jun 5 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor