Conservation Related Research
The Battleship North Carolina has an extensive collection of World War II artifacts. A notable object, a rubber topographic map of the island of Iwo Jima, was at the lab and underwent conservation.
In an initiative begun by Dr. Larry Tise, ECU has performed analysis on a rare wood panel painting of Queen Elizabeth I on loan from the Elizabethan Gardens. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty, students, and researchers to study a unique piece of art from the 16th Century. For more information and to see the press releases on the analysis, please visit the Queen Elizabeth site.
The East Carolina Conservation Laboratory joined with the State of Georgia to perform the conservation of a Native American dugout canoe. State archaeologists retrieved retrieved the canoe from the lab on October 24, 2012 and a display is currently being constructed for it in a Georgian museum.