• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Armament Lab

The Armement Lab treats armaments with a focus on stabilization and removal of corrosion. Armaments are typically composite objects, often made with both metal and wood. Composite objects present conservation complexities because wood and metal are best preserved in different environments. Metal prefers a very dry relative humidity, while wood cannot dry out too much or it will crack.


a close up shot of a gun that shows rust and some damage
Before Treatment
a close up shot of a gun that shows it has been cleaned and its condition has improved
After Treatment

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