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Lesley Haines

Archaeological Conservator

Latest from Lesley Haines

  • Spring (Dry Ice) Cleaning

    • Conservation
    • USS Monitor

    The Monitor crew is busy with spring cleaning. Dry ice cleaning, that is. Last month we tackled Monitor‘s skeg assembly.

  • “Please Don’t Eat the Pictures!”: museum etiquette demystified

    • Collections

    I thought it’d be fun to celebrate in the nerdiest way possible; facts! In this post I’ll explain some museum etiquette basics and talk about some extra services museum’s offer that you might not be aware of.

  • New Year, New Project: USS Monitor’s rope

    • Conservation
    • USS Monitor

    The archaeological conservators worked together, separately, to finish work on all of the USS Monitors' rope fragments.

  • “In the Land of Submarines”: Documenting Nishimura 3746

    • Conservation

    This week “in the Land of Submarines” we’re focusing on documenting the Japanese submarine Nishimura 3746. Previously we talked about its history and our initial assessment of the hull. All this activity is in preparation of moving the sub onto a custom cradle and to a new home.

  • “In the Land of Submarines”: Assessing Nishimura 3746

    • Collections
    • Conservation

    Welcome to the second installment of our miniseries on Nishimura 3746, a Japanese midget submarine. We’re deep diving into an on-going project to resupport this one-of-a-kind vessel.

  • Agents of Decay: they’re everywhere!

    • Conservation

    The agents range from everyday environmental issues to unlikely, but devastating, events. It’s important to remember, and you’ll see it as we go through the list, that often these agents work together.

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