Conservation Blog

Chatham Historic Dockyard; HMS Invincible

July 2017

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust were awarded a major grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, to research, conserve and digitise a core collection of objects that had been retrieved from the submerged wreck of an 18th century ship of the line – HMS Invincible. The conservation element of this project was awarded to us, involving the preparation of this fascinating collection for display in their new galleries, which opened in early 2016. Two of our conservators also hosted a discussion day at the Dockyard to showcase some of the conservation work that had been undertaken.

Monmouth wool cap after treatment

Cleaning besom brooms

A child’s shoe during conservation

Working on a copper cauldron

A wooden tankard

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