The race to preserve the bricks of a Tudor warship – The Mary Rose
After hundreds of years submerged in sea water, marine archaeological objects are complex materials due to degradation and inclusion of foreign compounds from the surrounding environment. When excavated and exposed to air these can transform to damaging products which can destroy material, resulting in historical loss. The Mary Rose, King...
All Aboard Access Fund Launches at the Mary Rose museum!
Thanks to generous support from the Band Trust, the museum is running a pilot project supporting schools in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport who may not otherwise be able to visit. The Mary Rose Trust have worked with local authorities to identify eligible schools who would particularly benefit from this opportunity...
In memory of Chris Wilkinson, architect of the Mary Rose museum
John Lippiett, chief executive, Mary Rose Trust (2003-2015), Mary Rose museum
It was 20 years after Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose was raised and towed into a dry dock in Portsmouth, and plans were laid down to build her final home.
The challenges were immense, with the vital...
Portsmouth’s Mary Rose to benefit from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Portsmouth’s Mary Rose in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. The Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded a grant of £327,652 to...
The Mary Rose gets conservation boost from new x-ray technique
The Mary Rose - Henry VIII’s favourite warship whose remains were brought to the surface in a massive salvage operation broadcast to over 60 million people around the world 39 years ago this month - has received a major boost to help conserve the ship for future generations.
Towards a National Collection
The announcement today of the five major projects forming the largest investment of Towards a National Collection, a five-year research programme, reveals the first insights into how thousands of disparate collections could be explored by public audiences and academic researchers in the
The five ‘Discovery Projects’ will...