Senior Conservator, Yoonjo Lee, surface cleans a Vietnamese sampan for display in the Hampton Roads Naval Museum exhibit, “The Ten Thousand-Day War at Sea: The US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975.”
Determining the construction and current condition of artifacts through examination.
Reports and photography/imaging to record the current condition and details of artifacts.
Various imaging, microchemical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic techniques to determine artifact composition.
Proactive measures to maximize the preservation of entire collections, ranging from storage techniques to climate.
Interventive methods on individual artifacts to stabilize their condition and improve their aesthetic appearance.
Providing a stable, archival environment for individual artifacts.