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Bringing salvaged wooden ships and artefacts back to life with “smart” nanotech Posted: 24-08-18

“This project began over a glass of wine with Eleanor Schofield, Ph.D., who is head of conservation at the Mary Rose Trust,” recalls Serena Corr, Ph.D., the project’s principal investigator. “She was working on techniques to preserve the wood hull and assorted artefacts and needed a way to direct the...

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The Mary Rose wins at the VE:Forum Visitor Experience Award Posted: 08-08-18

The awards reward Visitor Experience teams’ work in museums, galleries and attractions across the UK.

The ‘Volunteer Led Visitor Experience’ award recognises volunteer teams that have delivered consistently excellent service to visitors.

Also nominated in this category was the Science Museum.

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust,...

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The Mary Rose makes it to the finals of the European Museum of the Year Award Posted: 14-05-18

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, says: “We are thrilled to have made it to the finals of these prestigious awards against intense competition, only three years after winning a Special Commendation, and delighted that Mary Rose is recognised as a world-class museum.”

The Mary Rose underwent...

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Help create a LEGO® brick portrait of King Henry VIII at the Mary Rose! Posted: 02-05-18

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the Walker Art Gallery and Bright Bricks on this exciting project, which will see Holbein’s painting of Henry VIII transformed into a LEGO brick work of art. It’s bound to entertain visitors of...

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Mary Rose chosen for Historic England 100 Places Campaign. Posted: 15-03-18

The 10 places in the Loss & Destruction category of A History of England in 100 Places are:

  • Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield
  • Wreck of the SS Mendi, 11.3 nautical miles off Saint Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight
  • Farfield Inn, Sheffield
  • The Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace Park, London
  • The...
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Going ballistic! Science meets conservation on The Mary Rose Posted: 09-03-18

But in a contradictory twist, the only way to uncover how to preserve them is to sacrifice some of them. Dr Schofield explains: "This is conservation science at its most cutting edge. We have taken just 12 of the cannonballs - less than 1% of the Mary Rose's stock but...

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