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  • Pumped Up About Metals Conservation

    • Civil War
    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Science
    • USS Monitor

    Meet Amelia Hammond, The Mariners' 2024 summer conservation intern. In this blog, she discusses the Worthington pump’s water end - a key artifact from USS Monitor - and her planned conservation work on this object. 

  • CSI: Mariners’ Edition (Curatorial Scene Investigation)

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • history

    Paintings can offer a unique glimpse into history - but what happens when the artwork’s identifying elements are unclear? Solving these mysteries often takes extensive detective work, as with a painting of a 17th-century family that has confounded curators for 90 years! Has one of our curators finally cracked the case?

  • Told in Silk and Thread: The Story of a Chinese Silk Hand-Embroidered Tapestry

    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    Unpack the ancient stories and rich symbolism weaved into a Chinese silk hand-embroidered tapestry. Crafted with gold-laced thread, this woven textile is a stunning display of figures, flowers, animals, and other symbols representing various Chinese symbolism and mythological themes. 

  • Mr. Orange, Revealed

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • history

    Learn how recent research has revealed a connection between the port of Liverpool’s Bidston Hill signal station and Norfolk, Virginia in the 18th century.

  • Inspired by Nature: The Sculpture of Anna Hyatt Huntington

    Join Curatorial Assistant Cindi Verser as she talks about the life and art of Anna Hyatt Huntington. Anna's work was inspired by her love of nature and animals and some of her art can be seen here at The Mariners' Museum and Park.

  • Beyond the Frame: To New Beginnings

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Photography

    In this notable edition of Beyond the Frame, we explore the story of the 613-foot passenger Liner, S.S. Virginia, and the dedicated shipbuilders who, for over a century, made these feats of engineering a reality. We immerse ourselves in the unforgettable experience of watching as the ship begins to slip free of the ways. And, we discover what it's like to experience this moment of culmination from current shipbuilders who have spent decades working with these amazing vessels alongside their fellow shipbuilders. Read the full blog for exciting news about happenings at The Mariners'!

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: To New Beginnings

    This is a story of culmination, of endings that are new beginnings. In this extra special episode of Beyond the Frame, we explore the story of the 613-foot passenger Liner, S.S. Virginia, and the dedicated shipbuilders who, for over a century, made these feats of engineering a reality.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: In the Name of the Oyster

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    In this special, in-depth edition of Beyond the Frame, we explore the world of oysters - past and present. Two 1907 paintings by Clifford Warren Ashley highlight oyster dredging and replanting from the skipjack Mattie Flavell as it was done over 115 years ago. While exploring these works, the author, Kyra Duffley, worked with both oyster farmers and restoration specialists in  our world today to show the full-circle story of oystering. Read the full blog to learn about the mariners who come together in the name of the oyster.

  • Conserving the Leifr Eiriksson statue

    From the scale of the project to operating that tricky lift, experience all the action directly from our intern Marimar and Senior Objects Conservator Erik's point of view in this video!

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