Preserving Vasa

Preserving Vasa

Author: Emma Hocker

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ISBN: 1909492612

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Page: 204

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The story of Vasa began almost four hundred years ago. On 10 August 1628, the Vasa, newly-built flagship of the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, set sail in Stockholm harbor. Less than an hour later, Sweden's great warship sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbor. Various attempts were made to raise the ship. In the 1660s attention turned to salvaging the ship's consignment of bronze cannon, while the hull itself remained relatively undisturbed at the bottom of the sea until April 1961 when the great ship was raised from the waters of Stockholm harbor. Conservation and reconstruction was to prove a far cry from plain sailing... taking almost 30 years before the ship was placed on permanent display in the purpose-built Vasa Museum in central Stockholm. This book, published in association with The Vasa Museum, documents how this huge ship survived the forces of decay; how the conservators of the 1960s approached the task of preserving such an enormous volume of waterlogged wood; what needs to be done to preserve the ship for future generations and how the ship is looked after on a daily basis. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. On the Harbour Bottom; 3. Salvage and Excavation; 4. Conserving Vasa; 5. Reconstructing Vasa; 6. Conservation of Objects; 7. Life in the New Museum; 8. The Unexpected; 9. Stabilising the Climate; 10. Monitoring and Stabilising Vasa; 11. A New Support System; 12. Vasa s Legacy; Bibliography; Index.
Preserving Vasa
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Emma Hocker
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-18 - Publisher:

The story of Vasa began almost four hundred years ago. On 10 August 1628, the Vasa, newly-built flagship of the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, set sail in Stockholm harbor. Less than an hour later, Sweden's great warship sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbor. Various attempts were made to
Facing the Sea
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Simon Ekström, Leos Müller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-12 - Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

The sea has many faces. Some are calm and welcoming, others ferocious and death-dealing. For centuries of human history, the sea has seen peaceful trade and war, life and death and failure. In Facing the Sea we meet Swedish experiences of the sea. We can read about smugglers from the
Progress in Pacific Polymer Science
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Burton C. Anderson, Yukio Imanishi
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book is a collection of the addresses of the keynote speakers and invited lecturers as well as manuscripts of a few outstanding papers which were delivered at the First Pacific Polymer Conference organized by the Pacific Polymer Federation in Maui, Hawaii, 12-15 December, 1989. The First Pacific Polymer Conference
Archaeology
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Paul Bahn
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from
Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Victoria Sandz, Robert F. Marx
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-07-16 - Publisher: McFarland

From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging. For example, entries are included for different types of artifacts, notable treasure hunters, the various salvaging equipment, and techniques in mapping and excavating. Part II covers the shipwrecks themselves,