To date, RMST has recovered approximately 5,000 objects from the Titanic s wreck site, ranging from delicate porcelain dishes to a 20-ton section of the ship s outer hull. Back to top What happens to the artifacts that RMST recovers?

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To date, RMST has recovered approximately 5,000 objects from the Titanic s wreck site, ranging from delicate porcelain dishes to a 20-ton section of the ship s outer hull. Back to top What happens to the artifacts that RMST recovers?

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From the beginning, RMST has pledged to recover and conserve the artifacts to the highest technical, archaeological and museum standards and to maintain them in a permanent collection that will be displayed to the public around the world. All recovered artifacts are treated immediately after they are exposed to air. After gentle rinsing with fresh water, they are inventoried, measured, photographed and then carefully wrapped before being placed in foam-lined tubs of fresh water on the recovery ship. They are then secured in storage before transfer to the on-shore conservation laboratory. The research laboratory at Electricit de France (EDF) was chosen to restore objects from the first RMST expedition. Because of the vast number of artifacts recovered since 1987, all other objects have been treated at LP3 Conservation, an independent laboratory once affiliated with EDF. Located in Burgundy, France, LP3 performs most of its work for museums, governments and private collections. Conservat

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