A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
Museum Reopens USS Monitor Conservation Lab
Thursday, May 08, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA—After a four-month-long closure due to a lack of federal funding, The Mariners’ Museum has reopened its wet lab, where the turret of the USS Monitor and other artifacts from the iron-hulled steamship are being conserved. Smaller artifacts had been moved to another lab, and a digital corrosion monitoring system was in place to maintain the stability of the larger objects that were left in place. According to The Virginian-Pilot, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has partnered with the museum in the project, has committed $200,000 for the year, with the possibility of additional money.
Prehistoric deadliest catch, Roman silver in Slovakia, victims of the Inquisition, Papua New Guinea pottery workshop, and Tomb of the Cave Lions
How a Medusa survived Christianity