H.L. Hunley Project, Lasch Conservation Center

Street Address:
PO Box 21600
City:
Charleston
State:
SC
Country:
USA
Postal Code:
29413
Telephone:
(843) 743-4865
Facsimile:
(843) 744-1480
Internet URL:
Publications:

Mardikian, P., Baatz, P.E., de Vivies, P., Drews, M.J., Grieve, S., Nicot, F. (2005) An Initial Investigation into the Effects of Ammonium Citrate on Waterlogged Leather from the H.L Hunley Submarine (1864). Proceedings of the 9th ICOM-CC Group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference (to be published 2005). Peacock, E. (2005), Investigation of conservation methods for textile recovered from H.L. Hunley submarine (1864). Proceedings of the 9th ICOM-CC Group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference (to be published 2005). Drews, M. J., de Vivi??s, P., N??stor G. Gonz??lez, N., and Mardikian, P., 2004 A study of the analysis and removal of chloride in samples from the Hunley. Metal 2004, Proceedings of the International Conference on Metals Conservation Canberra, Australia 4-8 October 2004. Published by National Museum of Australia, Canberra. J. Ashton, D. Hallam, (eds.). p.247-260. Gonz??lez, N. G., de Vivies, P., Drews, M. J., and Mardikian, P. (2004) Hunting Free and Bound Chloride in the Wrought Iron Rivets from the American Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 43, p.161-174. Mardikian, P. (2004), Conservation and Management Strategies Applied to Post-Recovery Analysis of the American Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley (1864). The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (2004) 33.1, p.137-148. Meier, C.K. and Mardikian, P. (2004), When Corrosion Science Meets an Icon of Maritime History. NACE 2004 Conference, 28 March-1 April, New Orleans. Gonz??lez, N., de Vivi??s, P., Drews, M. J., and Mardikian, P., (2003), Characterizing the Chloride in the Wrought Iron Rivets from the Hunley. NACE Northern Area Eastern Conference, September 15???17, Proceedings on CD, Ottawa, Canada Preservation of Heritage Artifacts. Downs JCU, Scott SE, Jones W, Neyland R, Jacobsen M, Mardikian P, Sinha SK, and Owsley DW. "Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses Following X- and Gamma- Irradiation." Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2002, volume 8.

Exhibits:

Hunley submarine and artifacts in conservation

Historic Preservation and conservation of shipwreck materials including the H.L Hunley Submarine (1864). Conservation research program with Clemson University School of Materials Science & Engineering, archaeology, forensic science. Utilization of freeze-drying, supercritical drying, subcritical stabilization techniques on archaological metals and organic materials.