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Science In The Service Of Art: Mary Rose

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
253
Date Released
1980
Length of issue (in feet)
514
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Science In The Service Of Art: Jellied Stone
  2. 2Science In The Service Of Art: Glow Jar
  3. 3Science In The Service Of Art: Mary Rose

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: The elements are literally eating away our cultural heritage. All the beauty and artistry of ancient craftsmen will disappear if we don’t stop the rot. Today’s programme looks at some of the latest techniques which will halt this terrible decay, and preserve our past for the future. The warship Mary Rose was lost with all hands, in action against the French in 1545. Today she is being raised and restored - but 4 centuries in the sea has taken its toll. Her iron cannons are full of chlorine; they will corrode even in dry air. But, sealed in an industrial furnace, a cannon is bombarded with intensely hot gases - and every trace of chlorine is drawn out. One day, the cannon will be on display in a fully reconstructed Mary Rose.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Science and technology; Salvage; History and archaeology
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 55 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/253
Credits:
Cutter
Allen Bowry
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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