The Conservation of Fort St George Artifacts

August 19 2021 7pm to 8pm

Molly Carlson, Objects Conservator

This session explores the art and science of archaeological object conservation featuring the 1607-08 Fort St George objects. Fort St George was the site of the Popham Colony near Popham Beach in Phippsburg Maine. Archeological explorations were done there from 1994 to 2013.

Molly O’Guinness Carlson is a Fellow level member of the American Institute for the Advancement in Conservation and its associated Foundation (AIC-FAIC) and has been a practicing conservator since 1990. After her Master’s Degree, she worked at the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa with Dr. David Grattan as a conservation science intern. She took a position in the fall of 1990 at the Spring Point Museum in South Portland as the conservator of Snow Squall, America’s last surviving extreme clipper ship. Molly opened her own laboratory in 2001 and reformed it as Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, LLC, in 2016. Molly has a special fondness for wet-site and coastal terrestrial object conservation projects such as objects from Etah, Greenland, Boon Island, and Malaga Island. Molly also works with fine art object conservation for museums, historical societies, and private clients.

Molly is the honored mother of two adult children and is also a National Board Certified High School Special Education teacher. Her hobbies include gardening, bee-keeping, playing the fiddle in a Celtic band, and perfecting the art of brewing beer.

The lecture is available either in-person or by zoom

Bath Freight Shed
27 Commercial St
Bath Maine 04530