West of England metals and materials association

Conservation of the Mary Rose, Schools' lecture

Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 19:00

painting of the Mary Rose

Painting of the Mary Rose - source

Remains of the Mary Rose

Remains of the Mary Rose - source

The Mary Rose sank in the Solent in 1545. Its hull was excavated more than 400 years later in 1982. Since then, it has been sprayed with a mixture of cold water and polyethylene glycol to replace the cellular structure of the wood in an environment that allows controlled air-drying with monitoring of its sulfur and iron levels.

In 2012 Eleanor SCHOFIELD joined the Mary Rose Trust where she is Head of Conservation & Collections care. She oversees the conservation of the hull and over 19000 other artefacts.

In this presentation, Eleanor will cover conservation aspects of the historic warship.

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