Talk: The Survival of Memory - Conserving the Shipwrecked Mail from the SS Gairsoppa

28 June 2019 / 15:00 - 16:45
Learning Space, First Floor
The Postal Museum
£10 per person
Advanced booking recommended

To mark the end of our special exhibition Voices from the Deep, join us for an in-depth talk on the conservation of the letters, and a behind-the-scenes visit to the Conservation Studio. The talk will be given by Chris Taft, Head of Collections, and Jackie Coppen, Senior Conservator.

There will be no access to Mail Rail or the Mail Rail Galleries during the event.

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One of the letters recovered from the SS Gairsoppa
Treating letters from the SS Gairsoppa in the Conservation Studio
Treating letters from the SS Gairsoppa in the Conservation Studio
Photo of a bundle of letters before conservation