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Aug 28

The Mariners’ Museum Holds Civil War Preservation Lecture

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 10:05 AM by Communications Department

Where does Conservation End and Restoration Begin?

Next Saturday, September 9, join Lesley Haines, the Assistant Conservator of the USS Monitor Project as she discusses Civil War artifact preservation. The lecture begins at  2:30 p.m. at The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive in Newport News. During the discussion entitled The Many Faces of Preservation: Where does Conservation End and Restoration Begin? Haines talks about the theory of preservation using examples from the Museum’s collection, including the conservation of USS Monitor artifacts and the restoration of the Cape Charles Lighthouse lens. Picking an appropriate process for preservation and conservation depends on many factors: what is the object made of, how it was used, and where will it be displayed.

Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. For more information, please visit The Mariners’ Museum website or call 757-596-2222.