Yesterday, Museum Trustee Dr. Donald Keith arrived on island. Almost as soon as he was picked up from the airport, he started situating himself in the conservation labs. He’ll be staying on island for 3 weeks to continue the conservation of the artifacts donated from Fort George. Hopefully, in that time, we’ll see a number of artifacts cleaned, conserved, and the clues to their valuable history will be analyzed. The information will add to the story of life on Fort George and the society and culture of the TCI.
Dr. Keith, who is an expert at underwater artifact conservation and was one of the marine archaeologists that excavated the famous Molasses Reef Wreck with Ships of Discovery, and was one of the original founders of National Museum itself. He was also an integral part of the excavation of the HMS Endymion off the coast of Salt Cay.