A Coat, Colleague, and Call for Preservation

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Matthew Eng, our good friend and colleague from the Naval Historical Foundation in Washington, D.C., recently visited the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum. He was in town for the 10th Maritime Heritage Conference’s reception and we sneaked him inside the lab for an advanced viewing of one our most cherished artifacts.

As always, Matt’s writing encapsulates the heart and soul of what happens in the USS Monitor conservation lab and clearly demonstrates why preserving our collective maritime heritage is so important to the nation. Check out his story and pictures here:   Read more

Wool Garment’s Treatment Status

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Time flies… the last blog update about the wool coat was April 30th of 2010!

Since then, a significant part of the garment’s conservation treatment was completed. The coat is now clean, dry and thoroughly documented!   Read more