Monitor lab closed until funding becomes available

From Andy Hall comes word that the Mariners’ Museum has been forced to temporarily close the USS Monitor conservation lab.  The Monitor wreck and the artifacts are government-owned, but the Mariners’ Museum has undertaken the task of conserving these items for the American people.  The museum depends on assistance from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for this project, and NOAA is waiting on congressional budget approval to see how much funding they can provide.

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2 responses to “Monitor lab closed until funding becomes available

  1. This is so disappointing. I’m going to be in the area next weekend and planned to go to the Mariners’ Museum, specifically to see the Monitor artifacts. I’ll go anyway, and hope that “the lab” doesn’t mean the entire exhibit.

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