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Mary Rose – Archive Digitisation – April 2017

The Collections Volunteers have been making amazing progress. About a week after we announced we had digitised 1,000 slides, our volunteers reached the next landmark of 1,500 and Last week they reached the 2,000 mark!  Now that the progress thermometer’s picture of what’s under The Solent is starting to take shape, you should be able to recognise what the first character is (Hint: it’s actually on one of the walls in our museum).

 

Digitisation Thermometer - 2,000!

 

Visiting the Jutland Exhibition

Visiting the Jutland Exhibition, and seeing the bell of HMS Hood, which was prepared by the team at the Mary Rose!

But it isn’t all about work when you’re a volunteer. This week, we arranged a trip for our volunteers to visit the exhibition ‘36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War’ (which is housed in the building that used to be the old Mary Rose Museum).

 

It was interesting for them to see an exhibition from a fellow attraction and learn about a topic that’s not centred on the Tudors. Although there was some relevancy as a few artefacts from the Mary Rose have been included within a display on maritime archaeology.

Digitisation Highlights

As before, we thought we’d share with you some of the interesting images we’ve come across from our archive.

 

Sword pommel, about size of golf ball [81.0042T]

Sword pommel, about size of golf ball [81.0042T]

Cartoon by Jon Adams of a diver’s ‘compact’ diving equipment. Caption reads: ‘The compact assemblage of modern diving equipment!’ [80.3104T]

Cartoon by Jon Adams of a diver’s ‘compact’ diving equipment. Caption reads: ‘The compact assemblage of modern diving equipment!’ [80.3104T]

A drawing of the excavated Mary Rose in 1978. The double decker bus is used for scale [80.3097T]

A drawing of the excavated Mary Rose in 1978. The double decker bus is used for scale [80.3097T]

You can just make out the rope carving on the stern castle structure underwater (left) [81.5118T] But it is much easier to see it on the Mary Rose now (right)

You can just make out the rope carving on the stern castle structure underwater (left) [81.5118T] But it is much easier to see it on the Mary Rose now (below)

Recent image of the rope carving.

Recent image of the rope carving.

 

Group shot of some of the domestic pewter recovered from the Mary Rose. Includes flagons (72A0031 and 78A0047) and chamber pot (78A0078) [80.1936T]

Group shot of some of the domestic pewter recovered from the Mary Rose. Includes flagons (72A0031 and 78A0047) and chamber pot (78A0078) [80.1936T]

Detail from gun shield central boss and seam covering with oak leaf decoration (81A5771) [81.0094T]

Detail from gun shield central boss and seam covering with oak leaf decoration (81A5771) [81.0094T]

Kate Shuttleworth

Projects Officer

 

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