Lead is a soft and malleable metal that has been used for thousands of years as a writing surface for stamps, seals, and inscriptions, as well as an unintentional repository for tool marks and other signs of human workmanship. Like any other metal, lead can corrode, and this valuable information can be lost. Join Conservator Michelle Crepeau in the museum auditorium to explore the use of special chemicals called chelators in the cleaning of lead artifacts and the preservation of information inscribed on their surfaces.
The program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, free, informal lectures held in the museum auditorium. Registration is not required gor the in-person program. Or watch online live via the museum’s Facebook page or Zoom.
Registration and Refund Policy:
Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the museum receives cancellation notice at least 48 hours before the start of a program. There is no refund within 48 hours of the start of a program, and tickets cannot be transferred to a later program date within that 48 hour timeframe. Due to material costs and supply, Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Courses require a 2-week notification for cancellations; only the course fee is refunded if cancellation occurs prior to 2 weeks. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.