Intern Spotlight


This summer, we welcomed intern Drew Karnoski to the conservation department of the MAC Lab. Drew is currently earning his Bachelor of Science degree in conservation of objects in museums and in archaeology at Cardiff University, a leading research university located in Wales. Prior to his arrival here, Drew worked on the conservation of Roman iron artifacts and post medieval shoe leather, and he dabbled in FTIR spectroscopy. Drew came to the MAC Lab to learn conservation in a practical working environment, and that he did. The conservators at the lab were happy to teach him treatments for a wide variety of archaeological materials and to offer him the opportunity to work with our staff in the lab and in the field to further his education. Drew was a pleasure to work with and we wish him well in his future studies!


Drew (2nd from right) with MAC Lab conservators and Navy
divers at the site of the Scorpion, the Chesapeake Flotilla’s
flagship, which fought in the War of 1812.


Treating a historical monument in Havre de Grace.