The Mariners’ Museum Wins Keck Award

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The Mariners’ Museum recently received the prestigious Keck Award from The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) for the museum’s Monitor conservation efforts. The Keck Award is given to “…the individual or group who has in the opinion of the Council contributed most towards promoting public understanding and appreciation of the accomplishments of the conservation profession.”
Give a round of applause to the museum’s conservators and NOAA personnel for making the Monitor Project a success.

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New Conservation Laboratory

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Welcome to the Batten Conservation Laboratory Complex at The Mariners’ Museum. The first picture shows our upstairs conservation facility equipped with fume extraction hoods and other fun gadgets. The second shot shows the wet laboratory which houses large artifacts from the USS Monitor including the gun turret, engine, condenser, Dahlgren guns, and carriages.